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1930s party helps St Luke's celebrate its 75th anniversary
Past clergy and members of St Luke’s Church in Watford gathered together for a 1930s tea party to celebrate its 75th anniversary.
Around 150 people turned up for the Langley Way church hall bash on Saturday September 8, including 93-year-old Jimmy Moss, who was present at the church’s first ever service.
Vicars past and present were also at the celebration including the current incumbent Rev Dave Middlebrook, his predecessor Rev Canon John Kiddle and his predecessor, Rev Garry Guinness.
Jenny Stromberg, the church’s youth director, said: "The church was opened in 1937 so the party was set in the 1930s. Some people came in 1930s outfits, not everyone, but quite a few brave souls."
St Luke’s was initially founded as a daughter church of St Mary’s to serve the newly-built Cassiobury Estate. In 1973 its hall was built, which enabled St Luke’s to be consecrated as the Parish Church of St. Luke.
Its expanding congregation meant it needed to be completely rebuilt, reopening in its current form in 2005.
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