Celebrating Waterloo

To mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and the establishment of the township of Waterloo,
a service was held in Old Christ Church on the morning of Sunday, September 27th, 2015.
This fine building was declared redundant in 1982 and saved from demolition and restored as a community resource.
Although no longer used for public worship, permission was given for a service of Holy Communion
according to the order of the Book of Common Prayer: the first service to be held there since 1985.
The celebrant was the Revd Gregor Cuff, vicar of the present congregation of Christ Church,
who now worship in what was the church hall, and the service was attended by clergy and members of the congregations
of the four Anglican churches (Christ Church, St Faith's, St John's and St Mary's, Waterloo Park)
 who are currently in the process of coming together more closely, as well as those of Bethania Welsh Presbyterian Church,
whose minister, Rev Dr D. Ben Rees, delivered the sermon. To complete the Waterloo theme,  the retiring collection
was in aid of the Waterloo Partnership, which supports the needy people of our namesake township, in Sierra Leone.