Visit what was a church hos­pi­tal

Re­fur­bished St John’s holds a fun day

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Han­nah Raven han­nah.raven@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A CHURCH which was used as a hos­pi­tal in World War I is invit­ing the com­mu­nity to a fun day to cel­e­brate a re­cent re­fur­bish­ment.

Over the past year St John’s United Re­formed Church has un­der­gone a ma­jor re­de­vel­op­ment in or­der to make the 100-year-old build­ing a lot more wel­com­ing.

On Satur­day, Septem­ber 6, the church will be cel­e­brat­ing the com­ple­tion of this work by open­ing its doors to the com­mu­nity to come and see the new space, meet the groups who have made St John’s their home and gain a flavour of how the church serves the com­mu­nity of North­wood.

The church will be open from 2-8pm, and visi­tors are in­vited for re­fresh­ments and a look around, see work by lo­cal artists, learn more about the his­tory of the church as a VAD hos­pi­tal in the First World War.

There will be a con­cert at 3pm, a tea dance for all ages at 4.15pm, and stalls and talks from some of the groups which meet at the church. Three work­shops will take place – cake dec­o­rat­ing for chil­dren at 2pm (Chick­y­wicks Nurs­ery), some patch­work, cro­chet and weav­ing at 3pm (North­wood Com­mu­nity Arts) and an in­tro­duc­tion to bridge at 4pm (Tony Staw and Osh­wal Bridge Club).

All are in­vited to a bar­be­cue between 4pm and 7pm with drinks af­ter. All ac­tiv­i­ties (ex­cept bar­be­cue and drinks) are free.

The church will be fundrais­ing through­out the af­ter­noon for Michael So­bell Hos­pice.

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