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Elgin church to mark 40th birthday

By Alistair Whitfield

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The chapel in Elgin was built exactly 40 years ago
The chapel in Elgin was built exactly 40 years ago

THE Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints is set to celebrate the 40 years anniversary of the construction of its Elgin Chapel.

A picnic is being held at the chapel which stands on the corner of Pansport Road and East Road on Saturday, July 28.

Perry Johnson is the president of the Elgin branch of the religious group who are also known as the Mormons.

He said: "Many members of the Elgin branch volunteered and were trained to help tradesman construct the single-story chapel.

"From noon onwards there will be a picnic with a BBQ and a bouncy castle to mark the anniversary.

"Everyone is welcome for this all-ages celebration free of charge."

Perry has presided over the church's congregation since January last year.

A Canadian national who has done missionary work in the Dominican Republic, he moved to Moray in 2016 with his wife Elizabeth who has family here.

He added: "A presentation will follow at 3pm to commemorate the early members and all the volunteers who have helped make the building and congregation what it is today."

On Sunday, the day after the picnic, a special meeting of worship will be held from at 10am, followed at 11.10am by a Sunday School class for under 12s and an adult study class.

Light refreshments will be provided at noon to conclude the 40th anniversary celebrations.

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