‘This doesn’t happen very often’: Kentish Town church toasts 150th birthday with Victorian party
PUBLISHED: 17:35 04 March 2020 | UPDATED: 10:51 05 March 2020
Leah Thomason Bromberg
A Kentish Town church celebrated its 150th anniversary last Friday with a Victorian-themed bash.
St Luke's, in Oseney Crescent, embraced its longstanding history on February 28 with church members and residents of the local community adopting elaborate fancy dress to transform themselves into Victorian figures for the one-off party.
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The church - closed between 1991-2011 - was decorated in 19th century style including fairground stalls, a horse and carriage, a stilt walker and - with more of a modern twist - a silent disco.
Dressed as a 'rich gent' holding onto an antique walking stick for his costume, St Luke's vicar Reverend Jon March said: "Here we are celebrating together.
"It's amazing all these people, some members of the church, some involved with projects we work on, some local residents, young and old, babies in arms, all the way up to people in their 90s.
"That doesn't happen very often in many places so it's amazing to have that chance to celebrate together."
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