NEWS (June 2004): June Round Up

All Saints Church Anniversary

The present building was consecrated on Monday 6th July 1829 - some eight years before Victoria became Queen. This yearís 175th anniversary is being marked with services, concerts, festivals and numerous other events.

One highlight of the celebrations is Julyís Flower Festival beginning on Friday 2nd through to Monday 5th. The displays will draw on well known Bible stories with local churches and organisations supporting the venture. The same weekend is marked with special services and entertainments.

Dorothy Inett, church member and family history researcher, has written a brief history of the period. This informative booklet is available at the church, cost £1.

A little more web-based information about the history of All Saints can be found on our All Saints page, and the All Saints church home page.

Coppice Baptist - Can You Help?

Coppice Baptist Chapel, Caddick Street - Celebrating 200 years of Worship

David Field, Pastor of the Chapel, is compiling a booklet to celebrate this yearís bi-centenary. Unfortunately many of the registers and records are proving difficult to trace. Any information about the Chapel, past members, old photographs, programmes, notices or just snippets recalling activities would help to make Davidís search a little easier.

If you have any information or think you can assist David please contact us. More details on Coppice Baptist are available here.

Lower Gornal Village Walk

The evening Summer Walk, on Thursday 10th June, will begin from Five Ways, [Summer Lane & Church Street junction], at 7:30 pm prompt. Your guide is Trevor Genge.


Congratulations to Ian Beach, the Aussie based webmaster of who submitted the first (but not the only) correct answer and added some interesting notes.

Click here to see the answer to our Spring teaser and Ian's additional information.