Church congregation to celebrate 25 years

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Celebrations will soon be taking place to mark a special anniversary of a village church.

It’s been 25 years since Campsie Parish Church was built in Lennoxtown.

Celebrations will take place on the weekend of June 15 and 16 with an exhibtion and special service.

The church came into being in 1978 when the congregations of the High Church and Trinity Church merged and the Trinity became known as Campsie Parish Church. The building was demolished due to subsidence in 1985 and a new church built in its place in Main Street.

Today the church is bustling with activity and is used most nights of the week with groups such as Boys’ Brigade, Girl Guides and Brownies.

It’s also known for its fundraising and a monthly Rainbow Cafe helps many different charities.

The Reverend Sandra Farrington said: “We are all looking forward to the celebrations. It was December before the church was officially opened, but because that’s a busy month we decided to have the anniversary service when the foundations were laid.”

To celebrate the 25th anniversary, an exhibition and open day will be held on Saturday, June 15, from 1pm-5pm. There will be lots of memorabilia exploring the history of the church. And on the Sunday, a thanksgiving service will take place with the Very Reverend David Lunan and past ministers and those involved in the building of the church will be attending.

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