News Release

Stockport Open House and Fun Day to Celebrate 50 year anniversary

It’s fifty years since the Stockport congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was formed, and to celebrate the members hosted a free open house and fun day for members of the local community on Saturday 13th September.

With the help of the local radio station, newspaper and a leafleting campaign, hundreds of guests visited the chapel, around eighty of whom were not members of the Latter-day Saint Church.

Attendees enjoyed a free barbecue lunch and a full programme of activities, which included bouncy castles, face painting, football, basketball, table tennis, loom bands, cup cake decorating, arts and crafts and party games. There really was something for everyone!

Local Church leader, Bishop Richard Shuttleworth, was delighted with the outcome. “We just wanted a fun day – no ties or expectations. To have hundreds of visitors, most of whom were families, was just fantastic. Everyone mingled and socialized. It was an amazing day.”

In addition to the fun activities, a room was set up and dedicated to family history and indexing work where visitors could learn how to trace their family tree or how to get involved with transcribing historical records. There are plans to follow this up with weekly open evenings and a family history fair later in the year.

The day ended with Bishop Shuttleworth treating the younger children to an ice cream. It truly was a memorable day for all who attended!

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