Honiton church celebrates 244 years

PUBLISHED: 11:30 24 November 2015 | UPDATED: 10:14 30 November 2015

Dignataries gathered for anniversary celebrations at the Honiton Evangelist Church on Sunday. Ref mhh 6818-47-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Dignataries gathered for anniversary celebrations at the Honiton Evangelist Church on Sunday. Ref mhh 6818-47-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

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Mayor Caroline Kolek, mace bearer Dave Retter and other dignitaries attended a special service, before enjoying a lunch.

Honiton Evangelical Congregational Church celebrated its 244th anniversary earlier this month.

Mayor Caroline Kolek, mace bearer Dave Retter and other dignitaries attended a special service, before enjoying a lunch.

The speaker was the Rev Mike Plant, General Secretary of the Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches, which supports similar independent churches nationally.

A group of believers founded the church on 11th November 1771 as recorded in Farquharson’s History of Honiton. They met in a house in New Street before the chapel was built.

The church is still actively involved in the community with services at 10.30am and 6pm on Sundays, Bible study on Tuesday evenings, a mother and toddler group and a popular men’s breakfast meeting. Details can be found at www.honitonecc.org


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