Doncaster church to celebrate 140th anniversary

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140 years of Methodism in Barnby Dun will be celebrated this weekend as a church in the village prepares to celebrate an anniversary milestone.

The church, which is based on the High Street, will mark the event this Saturday and Sunday.

There will be an anniversary lunch followed by entertainment on the Saturday at the church which was founded in 1875.

It will also help celebrate the career of Minister, the Rev Keith Jump who is set to retire later this year.

Congregation member Joan Scholes said: “Keith has been an inspiration to all of us and we are sorry to lose him. We wish him well in his retirement.”

Epworth’s John Wesley, who founded the Methodist movement, first visted Doncaster in 1745 with the first attempts to form a society in Barnby Dun in 1773. The present church was built in 1875.

Sunday worship takes place at 10.30am with a coffee morning on Saturday from 10am to 11.30am.

Added Mrs Scholes: “A warm welcome is extended to all. We invite people to share in worship and fellowship and find friendship as we welcome people from the community.”