Tercentenary of Torrington Howe Congregational Church was marked on Saturday when a supper was held in the Schoolroom to celebrate 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.
Gazette article dated 2 November 1962