Bringing a Georgian Christmas to celebrate 200 years

A Georgian themed day of dedication will mark the 200th anniversary of the Iaying of the church foundation stone at Holy Trinity Huddersfield this Sunday.

The vicar, the Revd Mike Wilkins said: “This will be the start of our celebrations for our 200th anniversary.

“The actual bicentennial of our consecrtaion will be in 2019, so this is just to get us started.”

The 9am service will borrow from the address preached on Dec 20 1816 by the Rev John Coates, Vicar of Huddersfield, and significant hymns sung at each re-dedication of the church.

The dedication theme will be continued at the  10.45am Service, when three members of the church will be baptised by full immersion.

Then, after the 10.45 service they will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone at Holy Trinity with a Georgian-themed

Christmas family party with children’s party games, story telling from characters present at the 1816 stone laying ceremony, dancing, food and drink.

There will be an opportunity to end the day by an act of personal dedication in the crypt

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