Visit what was a church hospital
Refurbished St John’s holds a fun day
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.