200th Anniversary Celebration - Princess Street United Reformed Church Norwich
A special service held at Princes Street United Reformed Church, Norwich, to mark its 200th anniversary. Revd Nigel Uden was accompanied by The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor Vaughan Thomas, and The Worshipful the Sheriff of Norwich, Dr Marian Prinsley
On Sunday 1st December 2019 was 200 years to the exact date that the first act of worship was held in the building. Over 100 people gathered from across all six United Reformed Churches in the Norwich area for the service led by the two group ministers Revd John Potter and Revd Bruno Boldrini. Revd Uden preached the sermon referencing the same Bible text from Exodus 20 that was used in the first service on 1st Dec 1819.
Mr David Uden (a relation of Revd Nigel) played the famous Willis organ and a combined choir enhanced the worship. Revd Nigel Uden (centre) Co-Moderator of the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church cuts the celebration cake after. He was accompanied by The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor Vaughan Thomas, and The Worshipful the Sheriff of Norwich, Dr Marian Prinsley.
The cake was enjoyed by everyone with a cuppa afterwards. Revd John Potter said: “The service was a truly inspirational celebration of the 200 years of this church and an opportunity for us to reflect on Advent Sunday what may be ahead of us in the future.”