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Bishop of London helps All Saints Church in Highgate celebrate 150th anniversary

All Saints Church in Highgate began its 150th anniversary celebrations with a visit from the Bishop of London, the Right Reverend Richard Chartres (second from right), pictured with (from left) church warden John Havergal, Jane Havergal, and assistant curate the Reverend Bryce P Wandrey. Picture: Polly Hancock All Saints Church in Highgate began its 150th anniversary celebrations with a visit from the Bishop of London, the Right Reverend Richard Chartres (second from right), pictured with (from left) church warden John Havergal, Jane Havergal, and assistant curate the Reverend Bryce P Wandrey. Picture: Polly Hancock

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A church has begun its 150th anniversary celebrations with a special service conducted by the Bishop of London.

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Around 140 people packed into All Saints Church in Talbot Road, Highgate to listen to the the Right Rev Richard Chartres preach on Sunday.

Former priests and a great-granddaughter of the church’s second vicar were amongst the congregation who heard Mr Chartres talk about the past, present and future of the church.

Visitors were then treated to a community lunch and live music.

It was the first event in what will be a year of celebration at the church, which was consecrated on January 30, 1864.

Bryce Wandrey, assistant curate, said: “It was really inspiring to hear him and it was really good for him to give a message that paralleled our focus for this year. We will be looking back but also celebrating the present and planning for the future.”

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