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Tercentenary of Torrington Howe Congregational Church was marked on Saturday when a supper was held in the Schoolroom to celebrate 300 years of worship.

1962 300 years of worship

Principal guests in a company of more than 70 were the Mayor and Mayoress of Torrington, Mr and Mrs F R Hodge; the Vicar, Rev P G Harrison; the Rev J R Legg and Rev S Shields. All brought greetings and congratulations.
Greetings were also received from the Chairman of Devon Congregational Union, Rev R L Ackroyd and the chairman of the Northern Division, Mr S Griffen, of Ilfracombe.
The Rev W Oriel James, who presided, announced that £131 was the result of the Gift Day held on Friday.
An anniversary cake made by Mrs F Beer, and decorated by Miss Avril Beer, was cut by Mr and Mrs J H Long, joint secretaries of the church for the past 18 years.
Services on Sunday were conducted by the Rev David Geddes, of Exeter.

1962 300 years of worship3

 

1962 300 years of worship2

Gazette article dated 2 November 1962

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