Putney Methodist is delighted to be celebrating its 150th anniversary - even if it is a year late, owing to COVID! The Church was built in 1870 in an incredible act of faith and it is great to celebrate this remarkable milestone. (You can read more about its fascinating history here.)
The highlight of our celebrations will be an Open Weekend on 16-17 October, giving visitors the chance to see a specially-commissioned exhibition on Putney in 1870, put together by our organist David Armstrong. It will give a fascinating insight into life in Victorian Putney, as well as the history of our chapel. There will be refreshments served throughout the two days and a book stall.
The weekend will also include two special services. On Sunday morning, a 'Messy Anniversary' aimed at families, which will celebrate this special day in a creative and fun way. Later in the afternoon there will be a more traditional celebration service, led by our former minister, Rev'd John Cooke.
Music will also be a key part of our celebrations. The PMC Singers will be taking part in our Sunday afternoon service, including a specially composed piece by Lesley Murray. There will also be live performances on the Saturday afternoon of music from the late Victorian period, so you can enjoy your cake and the beautiful music!
Finally, local artists will also be displaying their work, with the opportunity to purchase some. Nigel Murray, Maggie Gilbert and Allison Waterhouse will be showing a selection of their latest works, which you are sure to love.
Please do join us for what promises to be a wonderful celebration weekend.