Broadstone Baptist Church celebrates milestone 80th anniversary

Bournemouth Echo: Broadstone Baptist Church celebrates milestone 80th anniversary Broadstone Baptist Church celebrates milestone 80th anniversary

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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10:34pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Teddy 1 says...

Tim works incredibly hard for the church and his lovely wife too. The Monday morning playgroup is a joy to attend and Jo and the team are very welcoming. Keep up the excellent work.
Tim works incredibly hard for the church and his lovely wife too. The Monday morning playgroup is a joy to attend and Jo and the team are very welcoming. Keep up the excellent work. Teddy 1

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