News Release

Mayor Welcomed to 40th Anniversary Celebrations at Chelmsley Wood

Members of the Chelmsley Wood congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, welcomed the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Glenis Slater and her husband, Mr Clive Slater to their celebratory evening to mark the 40th anniversary of the building of their meetinghouse on Clopton Crescent, Chelmsley Wood.

The evening was attended by past and present Church members and provided an opportunity to remember people and events from the last 40 years that had contributed to the success of establishing the Church in the local area.

The Mayor and her Consort were shown around the meetinghouse and met with local Church leaders prior to experiencing an evening of live musical performances, dancing and presentations illustrating events ofthe last 40 years. The Mayor was presented with a commemorative book, produced to mark the occasion and containing early memories of the growth of the congregation and member’s participation in the building of the meetinghouse.

The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Glenis Slater said, “I would like to thank Bishop Charmbury and the members of the congregation for the warm reception we received. The meetinghouse has become an important part of the local area and the fact that much of the building work was done by the members of the church makes it such a special place for people to practice their faith.”

Bishop David Charmbury, the local leader of the Church in Chelmsley Wood was pleased to be able to welcome the Mayor and her Consort to the celebrations. He commented, “I was delighted that the Mayor and Mr Slater were able to join us to help celebrate a very important birthday for our congregation. We have a wonderful facility here in Chelmsley Wood for members to meet and worship in. Current members benefit every Sunday from the faith, determination and success of members from 40 years ago who planned, part financed and even helped to build the meetinghouse. It was fitting that we took time to remember them and give thanks for their commitment.”

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