News Release

Watford Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Watford area recently celebrated its 20th birthday by organising a significant programme of events which included games, food, socialising and service. The service project involved asking people to bring along to the celebrations items that would be useful to refugees. These items were subsequently sorted into different categories and delivered to a local charity.


A record number of people attended the event, some travelling long distances to be there. Although there were lots of things to do, including a treasure hunt, boules, giant jenga and a photo booth, many people were happy just to sit and chat among themselves, renewing friendships, or making new ones.

For many, the highlight of the celebrations was the food, which featured a hog roast, thick hot dogs and salads.

The local leader of the Watford Stake, (a group of several congregations), President Bettridge, spoke to the attendees, sharing some thoughts about the event. He asked those present to consider what they could do to help move things forward over the next twenty years.

The celebrations concluded with barn dancing to a live band.

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