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Fritchley Church - The Church That Wouldn't Die

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Sunday, May 19th

Event Summary

In 2018 Fritchley Congregational Church closed due to a problem affecting many Churches - that of an ageing and dwindling congregation.

Closing the Church provoked considerable concern within the Community, Some were concerned that the congregational life of the Church had ceased; others were concerned that they had lost the only public meeting space in the community as there is a very useful hall to the rear of the Church.

Pressure from the community grew and a group was formed to reopen the Church and Hall with the result that after much hard work on May 19th the Church will be re-opening.

We're marking this re-opening with an event to mark the return of local soldiers from WW1

"It is now over 100 years since the end of World War 1 or the Great War as it is sometimes known.

Of the 472 men and women from the parish of Crich who served during the Great War, 24 were associated with the Fritchley Congregational Church, 20 of whom thankfully returned.

Although the Armistice was signed in 1918, like many soldiers, the Fritchley men did not return home until 1919.

On Sunday the 19th of May 2019 Fritchley Church and hall will be re-opening - as it will be 100 years since the men of the village returned we will also be marking this with a Day of Commemoration.

Join us from 1pm - 4pm

1pm -WW1 displays in the hall - Crich Brass on the green
2pm -Commemorative service in the Church by Rev Stella Wallace-Tween with Fritchley Choir

Followed by afternoon tea and cakes"

Price: Free

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Venue

Fritchley Village Hall
The Green
Fritchley, Beler

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