Heritage events at secret Norwich chapel
The Old Meeting House Congregational Church in Colegate will be open during the weekend of September 18 and 19, and will use the occasion to kick start its popular monthly 'Big Sing' event.
Covid has stopped many things from happening in many churches. The Old Meeting House Congregational Church in Colegate had been running a monthly meeting which had proved to be popular but it became a casualty of Covid. During the coming Heritage weekend on Saturday 18th September the church plans to restart Sing on Saturday. Pastor John Clements said, "This is a time each month on the third Saturday at 3pm when we open the doors to everyone who loves to sing and be inspired by singing the old hymns that are not being sung so much these days. Richard Cockaday the organist from Holy Trinity Church comes to play our ancient organ which was built during the reign of Charles the 2nd. Not much happens on Saturdays and we hope this monthly event will provide an opportunity for the lonely to meet up with others. We are also praying for revival and worshipping God has played an important part in revivals in the past."
Tea and coffee is available after the meeting.
Sing on Saturday - September 18th 3pm
Pastor John Clements gives a short introduction to each of the hymns and normally around nine hymns are sung. Some of the hymns on September 18th will include – All things bright and beautiful; Blessed assurance Jesus is mine; and Dear Lord and Father of Mankind. The next 'Sing on Saturday' meeting will be on Saturday the October 16 when John Balls, who was a student under the late CS Lewis, will play hymns by Isaac Watts.
Heritage service - September 19th 3pm
Rev Chris Sharpe from Melton Mowbray will be speaking.