200th birthday for Fishponds church
A FISHPONDS church will celebrate its 200th anniversary with a series of events.
St Mary's Church grew out of the small Trinity Chapel, which was set up as an offshoot of Stapleton parish church in 1821.
At the time it served a small hamlet, but as Fishponds continued to grow, the chapel was extended and became St Marys in 1869.
To mark 200 years of worship, baptisms, festivals, harvests, weddings and burials for 200 years, on the weekend of September 11 to 12 the church will host an exhibition and a programme including tours, music, recitals and cream teas.
Churchwarden Mary Ewing said: "This is a place that speaks of both our deep connections to people of the past, but also is a chance to celebrate with this community today and to look forward to what might be the future of this church in Fishponds.
"We would love you to join us, celebrate with us. Save the date in your diaries."
For more details about the church visit stmarysfishponds.org.uk online.