September 24th, 2016

Redditch’s hidden gem marks 40 years

Redditch’s hidden gem marks 40 years Redditch’s hidden gem marks 40 years
Updated: 4:27 pm, Jun 16, 2016

REDDITCH’S ‘hidden gem’ Ecumenical Centre celebrates 40 years of care and community next week – and the town centre church is inviting local people to a community celebration to mark the day.

The event, on Friday, (June 24) runs from 10am to 7pm, and will be at the Ecumenical Centre, Evesham Walk near the entrance to the Kingfisher Centre, and will feature stalls from a host of organisations that provide advice, support and social opportunities, as well as displays indicating what the church seeks to offer.

In addition there will be music at various times including from jazz duo Sax Continuo and an organ recital, with refreshments available throughout the day including lunches and a buffet tea.

The community day is being held to mark 40 years of the Ecumenical Centre, which first opened its doors in 1976 as part of the new town centre development.

Rev Stephen Levett, minister of Emmanuel Church said: “As well as being a home for the Church, the Ecumenical Centre was built to be a place of welcome, care and community for the people of Redditch, and to be a venue to host groups and organisations that themselves seek to provide support, care and counsel as well as social and spiritual opportunities.

“This event is intended to celebrate and promote the full and varied life of the Centre today and the many groups that meet here.”

On the guest list for the day are local MP Karen Lumley and borough Mayor Councillor Joe Baker.

Members of the public will be free to visit at any time on June 24 from 10am to 7pm.

For more information about the community day or the Centre itself ring the Centre Administrator, Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 12.30pm on 01527 65952.