GUESTS helped celebrate the 150th anniversary of Scholes Methodist Church.
Dr Martyn Atkins, General Secretary of the Methodist Church of Great Britain, gave an address at the Marsh Road church.
Worship was led to a packed congregation by Scholes vicar Rev Tim Moore.
Guests looked at a display of memorabilia which showed the church’s life from 1861 to the present day.
Worshippers past and present were reunited before a firework display.
Scholes Primitive Methodist Chapel was completed and opened in March 1861 on a donated piece of land off Marsh Road.
The building cost £270 to construct – and half had been raised by the time its doors opened.
In 1878, the Scholes Primitive Methodist Circuit was formed. The churches included Honley Southgate, Gatehead, Wooldale Town End and Scholes Methodist Church.
Legendary Scholes-born dancer, singers, musician and comedian Roy Castle attended the Sunday school as a boy. In a letter to the church in 1985, he admits misbehaving during lessons.
In 1989 an extension to the chapel was built for £113,550 while the Sunday school was demolished and the area landscaped.