Celebration service to mark chapel’s new roof

Minister Patrick Timperley at the Old Meeting House
Minister Patrick Timperley at the Old Meeting House

A SERVICE of celebration and thanksgiving is being held at Mansfield’s historic Old Meeting House following the extensive restoration of its roof.

The Minister and congregation of the Unitarian Chapel are holding the service for all those who have contributed to the resoration and all those who cherish the Old Meeting House.

It is scheduled for 3pm on Saturday 19th January and all are welcome.

The restored roof includes an attractive green slate pattern, replicating the one which was last visible on the Quaker Way listed building more than 30 years ago.

The restoration work was funded by a combination of English Heritage, fundraising by the church and voluntary contributions.

In his New Year message, the Minister of the Old Meeting House, Rev Patrick Timperley said: “This year has been a milestone in the history of the Old Meeting House congregation - and this building and congregation has been important in the life of Mansfield as a spiritual home to generations of people.

“We now uphold that tradition of offering fellowship and encouragement to all who are seeking truth and meaning in life.”

The congregation also has a range of activities and services planned for the coming months including an evening concert by pupils from The Brunts School and the traditional distribution of hot cross buns in the town on Good Friday.