02 December 2014
The Bishop of Lincoln conducted a thanksgiving ceremony this weekend to celebrate the 75th anniversary of St Hugh's church near Scunthorpe.
During his sermon Bishop Christopher said: "I always love birthdays and anniversaries, they're a good excuse for us to let our hair down." He added: "Anniversaries are important and they remind us of the things that we sometimes take for granted."
Bishop Christopher was joined by Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin and the Mayor of North Lincolnshire, Councillor Trevor Foster, as special guests for the occasion.
Following the ceremony, the congregation were invited outside the church, where the special guests along with members of the community, some of which have been coming to St Hugh since it opened in 1939, released 75 red and white balloons carrying messages, inviting people to come and celebrate life at St Hugh's.
The Revd Cameron Martin from St Hugh's said that he was looking forward to the next 75 years, but that it is important to remember what makes St Hugh's so special, "We are a very outward focussed church and we go out into the community. It's the people of this community which make St Hugh's what it is and we have three generations of family coming here, which is fantastic."
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