Church Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Wood Street Tabernacle, a branch of Church of God in Christ UK, sited in Walthamstow, East London, recently celebrated their 30th anniversary of worshipping in their own building.

A packed church, filled with members past and present, and dignitaries, including the Mayor of Waltham Forest, Roy Berg and his wife, enjoyed a service filled with an account of the church’s journey from when it was founded in 1968, to owning its own building. They also heard of the sacrificial support it received from members, and plans by the current pastor, Rev Dr Doug Wallace, to see more people saved and baptised, and to grow the congregation.

Aside from words of welcome from Roy Berg, tributes were also given by Pastor Alton Bell, Chair of trustees of the Movement for Justice and Reconciliation; local councillor Victoria Ashworth; and Leyton Orient footballer Omar Beckles.

The celebration culminated with a soul-stirring concert, featuring luminaries like poet Jessica Mead; singer Carl Beckles; and a combined choir with members of COGIC East London District Choir and the National Praise & Worship team. 

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