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A 50th Anniversary

Posted on 25th May 2018

Methsoc 50th anniversary reunion visiting ChristchurchA group of former Leicester University students who graduated in 1968 visited Christchurch this week. They were all members of the University Methodist Society (Methsoc) and worshipped at what was then Clarendon Park Methodist Church. They had a lovely sunny day for their reunion and were very interested to see the changes made to the church buildings and hear about what we are doing now. Christchurch still provides a place of welcome and support to students although Christian societies in universities have declined dramatically since 1968. The old denominational societies (Methodist, Anglican, etc) have all disappeared but the Christian Union is still active as is the chaplaincy in the Gatehouse.

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  • Chris says:

    On 30th June there is a model railway open day in Christchurch, so the building will be open from 10 till 4.30 if anyone wants to drop in.You don’t have to be a train enthusiast. Refreshments will be available.

  • Graham Jones says:

    Quite a coincidence, on the weekend of June 30th 2018, another group of seven former MethSoc ladies will be be gathering in Leicester for a 50th anniversary reunion. These were students who lived in the nearby womens College Hall of Residence, (now College Court Conference centre) With them will be their husbands, three of whom were also contemporary Methsoc members. They have made a point of securing rooms in their former corridor (although the rooms are now double the size and somwhat more luxourious.)

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