Two hundred people, from Guelph and surrounding communities gathered at St. George’s Guelph on Sunday, October 28th to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Chi Rho fellowship in that parish.
The afternoon began with Robert Jewell playing the Carillon, filling the streets with beautiful hymns, calling people to worship at 4:00 p.m.
After Gerry Manning’s organ recital, worship continued with a choral Evensong. “Nostalgia was evident as happy memories of one’s own Christian family life and how Evensong had influenced one’s early life,” reported Elaine Tucker, Chair of the 70th Anniversary Committee.
After Evensong, Chi Rho members hosted a wine and cheese reception for all attendees.
“The success of this event has encouraged us to pursue similar occasions in the future,” Elaine stated.
Later the celebration continued as the Chi Rho fellowship enjoyed their 70th anniversary dinner, filled with memories of special moments over the ages presented by several long-term members.