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Paignton Celebrates 10th Anniversary

By Tony Arkell

Paignton Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Members of the Plymouth Stake saw a hive of activity at their meetinghouse on Belle Vue Road, Paignton, Devon as they celebrated the 10th anniversary of the dedication of the building with attendance from Kevin Foster, MP.

The celebrations began with a cantata of music and the spoken word called, “The Saviour of The World”, which was enjoyed by everyone. The choir from the Church’s Newton Abbot Ward sang with the members of Paignton taking part in the spoken word, the effect was very spiritually uplifting.

Afterwards a large collection of arts and crafts were displayed including jewellery making, quilt work, knitted goods, cross stitch and pictures painted by members of the Church. There was also an exhibition of a 72 hour emergency pack with an explanation of why it is important to have one. Videos made by the young people of the church were also shown. Included in the exhibition was video of still photographs of the building, which had been created by Bishop Peter Schofield, the local leader of the church.

The author researched the history of the building and exhibited historically interesting findings for all to view. Ken and Gwyneth Mealey’s display of their family tree made the day complete. On hand was a family history consultant who helped people with their own family history research problems.

As part of the celebrations, a special Sunday Service was held and Bishop Schofield welcomed the special guest Kevin Foster MP for Torbay. The congregation was addressed by President Paul Martin of the Plymouth Stake and Bishop Schofield.