Wellingborough, Congregational Church c.1955
Memories of Wellingborough, Congregational Church c1955
I too, remember the High School Carol Services held here, especially singing 'Oh Come all Ye Faithful' at the top of my voice. The church seemed enormous then so I was surprised how much smaller it seemed when my daughter was married here in the '80s. Happy days!
My parents, Harry and Nancy were married in this Congregational Church and I was a Sunday School Teacher and sang tenor in the choir in the late fifties before going to university. It has a splendid organ with a triumphant tuba stop that David Jones the organist used to good effect in blazing out the melody over new harmonies in the hymn-singing.
Wellingborough locals always know this building as the 'Pork Pie' church.......for obvious reasons !
This church was home to Wellingborough High School's Carol Service. Every December we crocodiled down for two performances, afternoon and evening. We always enjoyed it and learned many new carols. We were conducted by Miss Thomas and were in the choir from the fifth form onwards. Wendy Nicolle, nee March.