Flowers and gowns celebrate chapel's anniversary
11:10am Thursday 9th August 2012 in News
Carew Wesley Methodist Chapel is holding a flower festival and members' wedding gown exhibition as part of its ongoing 160th anniversary celebrations.
The theme of the flower festival is ‘Women of the Bible’ and the chapel will be open daily from today (Thursday) to Monday August 13th.
A flower festival guide will be available when viewing the displays and the chapel will be open from 10.30am to 8pm from Thursday to Saturday, while on Sunday, August 12th worship will be held at 11am, with an evening service at 6pm followed by Songs of Praise at 7.30pm.
The Chapel will be open for viewing the displays from 2pm to 5pm on the Sunday, and from 10.30am to 3pm the following day.
Refreshments will be available daily and organ recitals will be given at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 7pm each day by the Chapel’s organists and various local organists.
The Thursday evening 7pm recital will be given by Stewart Treharne, Brian Lavender will play the recital at 7pm on the Friday and Dr John Harrison will give an hours organ concert at 7pm on the Saturday.
The events mark 160 years since the Chapel was first built in November 1852 at a cost of £300, with John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, having passed through Carew in 1763.
Since then a huge amount of work has been done to maintain the Chapel and its facilities including a total refurbishment of the Sunday School room as well as a new vestry, toilet and shower facilities in 2009, while this year has seen the installation of new window blinds and pew seat cushions and new microphone equipment given in memory of Chapel members