200 years of praise in Herstmonceux

Parishioners sported 19th century fashion.
Parishioners sported 19th century fashion.

THE CHRISTIAN MESSAGE about the love of God will be celebrated by churches across Lewes and Wealden districts at ‘Back to Church Sunday’ tomorrow, September 25.

One church which has seen scores of worshippers through its doors for decade-after-decade is Herstmonceux Free Church.

The congregational church has just celebrated the 200th anniversary of its chapel in Church Row.

Some 70 people took part in a special celebration weekend at the end of last month.

Churchgoers dressed up in 19th century style costumes to welcome visitors to the exhibition.

Parishioner Judith Kinnison-Bourke has also written a history of the church in a fascinating book called ‘200 Years of Praise’.