Congregants celebrate 100 years

St Luke's Anglican Church in Evaton, Vereeniging, yesterday celebrated 100 years of existence..

St Luke's Anglican Church in Evaton, Vereeniging, yesterday celebrated 100 years of existence..

The church was founded in 1906 by the residents and the celebration of a century of worshipping the Almighty was held at the church .

The original church, which still exists, was a small building built from rocks.

But another building, which was opened in 1919, is used for worshipping.

Bishop Peter Lee held a short prayer at the old building. The congregation then moved to the building they now use for the church service.

"It is with great joy that I celebrate 100 years with you [the congregants] in this holy building," Bishop Lee said.

Sowetan's regional editor Charles Mogale, who is a parishioner and church organist, accompanied the singing.

The church last month had a gala dinner and an auction to raise funds to build a community purpose centre.

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