THE final events to mark the bicentenary of Crabbs Cross Methodist Church have been called a huge success.

The events, a special concert with the Arrow Vale Singers and an anniversary morning service followed by lunch, took place on October 21 and 22.

They were part of a series of events which has been happening throughout the year to mark the special milestone.

These have included a barbecue, barn dance, concerts, flower festival and a number of special services.

A spokesman from the church said the events were well attended and a huge success.

They added: “The church has provided a much needed social and spiritual service over 200 years and it is continuing to do so.

“There are plans to provide a luncheon club and Alan Parry is starting a work placed chaplaincy project in November as an outreach to local retail shops and small businesses within the community.”

As part of the bicentenary the history of the church has been researched with material collated and put on display.

However, more information and knowledge about the buildings and events in those 200 years is being sought.

Anyone with information can drop it off (there is a post box outside the church) or can visit between 2 - 3.30pm on a Thursday afternoon.