Celebration at Gwennap PitSunday, August 6th.The historic Gwennap Pit, near Redruth, is the venue for a major celebration on Sunday, August 6th.
There will be a Tea Treat, a time or worship, and two Methodist local preachers are to be honoured. The Tea Treat commences at 1.00pm and those attending can enjoy a Cornish pasty as well as the tradition saffron (Tea Treat) bun. There will be no charge but a donation would be gratefully received. To ensure there are sufficient pasties and buns, the organisers need some idea of the numbers required. So if you are going, please let Paul or Linda Barker know at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01872 870256.The Tea Treat will lead into a time of worship (starting at 3.00pm) when the preacher will be the Revd Celia Phillips of the Falmouth and Gwennap Circuit. During the service two local preacher, Jenny Lockwood and Margaret Smith, will be honoured. Jenny and Margaret have each been preaching for 50 years and will be presented with long service certificates. It is appropriate that the presentations are being made at Gwennap Pit, the favourite outdoor preaching place of Methodist founder John Wesley.Of preaching to a large gathering at Gwennap Pit, Wesley recorded in his journal: “I think this is the most magnificent spectacle which is to be seen this side of heaven.” This magical place is now part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.You are most welcome to join us. There is off-road parking.Further information from: Tony Langford, Member Gwennap Pit Management Committee, St Hilary, South Downs, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 2NW.Tel: 01209 215918email: email@example.com
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