Church of the Saviour celebrated its 120th birthday with two former vicars returning to speak at the event, in what was a packed-out party! Rev Bob Barrett and his wife Margaret travelled by camper van all the way from Nelson to be part of the celebrations! Also joining the celebrations were locals Rev George and Janet Stonehouse.
Kids enjoyed a bouncy castle, face painter, balloon artist, crafts and play area, and there was a photo display spanning the 120 years, as well as an historical treasure hunt around the church premises. A little-known fact is that there is a time capsule buried somewhere in the ground in the outdoor storage area although no one knows exactly where! A spit roast kept everyone well fed, and music from Shane and the Shazaam band meant toes were tapping until the very end of the evening.
Some former parishioners commented they were sorry they missed out on the sold-out event and so if any of them would like to arrange a reunion, we are happy to provide the venue for it!