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Broadstone Baptist Church celebrates milestone 80th anniversary
2:00pm Wednesday 18th December 2013 in News
A POOLE church has celebrated its milestone 80th anniversary.
Broadstone Baptist Church marked 80 years at York Road with a special service on Sunda, pictured right.
A capacity congregation of 160 packed out the service, which was led by pastor Tim Gamston.
Guest speaker Steve Brady, the principal of Moorlands College, Sopley, also addressed the congregation.
A church spokesman explained: “It was in early 1933 that Harold Frank Joiner, the Broadstone village postman, purchased a good-sized plot of land in York Road for £60 to build the original wooden tabernacle church.
“Frank had taken the initiative after the Bible class he had started in 1928, in a room above his father Elias’ Broadstone shoe shop, had outgrown the available space.”
A number of special guests joined the congregation on Sunday, including relatives of former pastors and those with links to the church.
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