Spreading the word

MEMBERS of a Huntingdonshire church, which started life in a Hemingford Grey home, have been marking its 25th anniversary. Huntingdonshire Community Church was formed in 1982 when 15 adults and a few children began meeting at a village home. The congrega

MEMBERS of a Huntingdonshire church, which started life in a Hemingford Grey home, have been marking its 25th anniversary.

Huntingdonshire Community Church was formed in 1982 when 15 adults and a few children began meeting at a village home.

The congregation has grown to nearly 200 adults and children, and the meeting venue has had a variety of homes. Founders Dick and Jean Jennings said the idea had been to create a family.

"We wanted to be similar to the church of Jesus's time and called ourselves the community church because we didn't just want to meet on a Sunday.

"We wanted to be like a family and also serve those in the community around us."

The church meets in the Performing Arts Centre, at Hinchingbrooke School, after outgrowing the Reading Rooms in Hemingford Grey, Godmanchester Primary School, and St Peter's School.

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The church runs a number of projects for the community including the share-out event at which household goods, clothes and food are given to those in need.

INFORMATION: Meetings are Sundays at 10am at the Performing Arts Centre. Contact 01480 411665 or visit www.hcc-online.org.uk

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