Bunyan Anniversaries Project – 2021-2022
350th anniversary of the Bunyan Meeting site as a place of worship and John Bunyan as a Minister,
75th anniversary of the opening of John Bunyan Museum & Library,
5th anniversary of the opening of community art venue the Basement at Bunyan.
Join us in celebrating the Heritage of our site –Spiritual, historical, and artistic!
Thanks to Arts Council England (ACE) funding we have been capturing, sharing, and celebrating the stories of people who have worked and worshiped at Bunyan Meeting over the years.
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Sunday 23rd October 2022
Morning service on 23rd, led by our minister with Revd. Tom Brand, General Secretary of the Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches.
Sunday 30th October 2022
Morning service with Dr Gillian Warson
Watch previous special Anniversary Services:
(livestreamed - link to YouTube)
Sunday 21st August 2022 the Church, with visiting minister Revd Dr Ruth Gouldbourne, former Associate Minister at Bunyan Meeting, marks the purchase of the site by Bunyan and his congregation. as a place of worship 350 years ago.
The Bishop of Bedford, led the 11am service celebrating the 350th anniversary of John Bunyan becoming Minister of the church in 1672.
10.30am to 3.30pm on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th of October 2022 at Bunyan Meeting
Saturday 22nd to Saturday 29th October 2022
Telling the story of the people of Bunyan Meeting over the 350 years, and the development of the church, both as building and place of worship, up to the present day.
Thursday 27th October 2022
11am- 3.30pm, drop-in no need to book!
£2 per participating child, accompanied.
A mixed ability group have been learning new skills and creating artwork inspired by the heritage of John Bunyan and Bunyan Meeting, and the stories of the people of Bunyan Meeting old and new.
Inspiration has come from the ‘Hidden Highlight’ series of films.
Some of their work was displayed in the 2021 summer exhibition and more will be included in the 2022 exhibition.
A dedicated team of volunteers have been collecting memories from the congregation, recording video interviews, and inviting written contributions, about their personal faith journeys that have brought them to Bunyan.
They have also been working with our main and all-age-worship congregations; nominating favourite hymns, heroes, and collecting what each person brings to the life of the church and the community.
Clips and extracts will be shown as part of the summer exhibition 2022.