Songs of Praise presenter leads Letchworth bookshop’s 50th anniversary celebrations

Celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Letchworth Christian Bookshop, August 2015

Celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Letchworth Christian Bookshop, August 2015 - Credit: Archant

Letchworth’s Christian Bookshop was packed with well-wishers as Songs of Praise presenter Pam Rhodes led its 50th birthday celebrations on Saturday, and then stayed around to chat and sign books.

Celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Letchworth Christian Bookshop, August 2015

Celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Letchworth Christian Bookshop, August 2015 - Credit: Archant

Singing of Amazing Grace was led by saxophonist Malcolm Corden who has a long association with the Leys Avenue shop.

The Rev Simon Moore of Letchworth’s St Paul’s Church spoke of the shop as a welcoming place where the leaders of the local churches can come together each week to pray for the town and one another’s churches.

The church was first established in Hitchin and moved to Letchworth more than two decades ago.

Celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Letchworth Christian Bookshop, August 2015

Celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Letchworth Christian Bookshop, August 2015 - Credit: Archant


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