LUKE'S CHURCH 150th
ST LUKE'S Church in
Formby has been celebrating in style, it's 150th
anniversary. This weekend, on Sunday 23 October,
the church held a thanks giving after a weekend long Flower
Festival. Attending the service where representatives
from the Formby Family, the previous vicar, Rev. Arnold
Moon, The Deputy Mayor Of Sefton, Rev. Emmanuel from St.
Mark’s church, Shyira in Rwanda. The service conducted by
the current vicar, Rev. Alison Woodhouse, was just one of
many celebrations the church has held over this year in the
run up to its anniversary.
St Luke's is not the oldest
church in Formby, but the present building, that was built
by the Formby Family, is on the site of a much older church.
The actual consecration of the nave of the church was on
Friday 14 December 1855, so the church has planed a large
services, plus something else to mark the special day, to be
held on Wednesday 14 December 2005.
The church wants to invite past
members of the church to join them in the celebrations. They
are also interested to know if any one has information that
could help their historical research. You can visit the
churches web site
for more information about the church.
We will be bringing you lots of photographs and a report
about the show in next weeks edition.