News Release

Hyde Park Open House

Members and friends are invited to attend an Open House at the Hyde Park Chapel to celebrate the new Visitors’ Centre on Saturday, 30 June 2012.

Located in the heart of London, the Hyde Park Chapel was briefly closed whilst improvements to the building were made. Now available to the public, the new Visitors’ Centre allows individuals to learn about the history of the Church and purpose of the Gospel through interactive media displays and full-time missionaries.

For more than 50 years, the Hyde Park Chapel has played an important role in the lives of members within the UK and abroad. It is a focal point and source of identity for church members, who are drawn from more than 110 nations. Within the inspired building, individuals have gained testimonies of the Gospel, forged lasting relationships and enjoyed many gatherings and social events.

In 1961 President David O McKay dedicated the Hyde Park Chapel with approximately 1,600 members in attendance. Quoting writer John Ruskin he stated: “When we build let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for the present delight, nor for present use alone; let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for and let us think as we lay stone on stone that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred.”

The Chapel is located on Exhibition Road in central London. The neighbourhood is also home to world-famous museums and universities, and receives more than 11 million visitors annually.

The Hyde Park Open House will take place on Saturday, 30 June 2012, beginning at 13:00, with a musical programme to commence at 15:00. Following the programme, refreshments will be served. All are invited to attend this historic event and are encouraged to bring family and friends.

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