Celebrating 50 years and 2 million visitors

by Michael Ford last modified 18 Sep, 2019 06:38 PM

Bishop Nicholas celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Churches Conservation Trust on Monday 17th September by attending the opening of an exhibition at All Saints’ Idmiston.

Celebrating 50 years and 2 million visitors

Bishop Nicholas cuts the ribbon

The exhibition explores social and cultural changes in Great Britain and the Bourne Valley since 1969.

In opening the exhibition, the Bishop thanked the Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) for their care of 350 churches kept open and in use, receiving 2 million visitors a year.

He said, "The Church does not stay the same by standing still. This exhibition depicts change locally and nationally. The genius of the Church is in having the capacity to adapt ministry and mission to the needs of God’s world."

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CCT's Director of Regions Colin Shearer said:

"Barbara Townsend and the team of volunteers at All Saints’ would make you very welcome at what promises to be a very interesting and enlightening exhibition!

"This event is well supported by the local community with involvement from pupils from St Nicholas C of E School in Porton, the Scouts and the Brownies."

Many thanks to the award winning volunteers at All Saints’ Idmiston who do a wonderful job under the leadership of Barbara Townsend.

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