CHURCH-goers will kick off six months of special events on Sunday to mark a ruby anniversary.
But this anniversary is not for a personal relationship but that of three churches.
The celebrations at Trinity Church Honley are to mark the amalgamation of three non conformist churches in the village 40 years ago.
High Street Methodist, Southgate Methodist and Moorbottom Congregational first began talks to merge in 1967, but it wasn’t until Sunday September 7, 1969, there was a service of Covenant and Commitment at Trinity Church at Moorbottom.
Many founder members from that day are still present in the congregation.
And on Sunday April 26, a Ruby Anniversary launch service will be held at 10.30am, followed by a concert from Honley Male Voice Choir at 2pm.
Afternoon refreshments will be served and an exhibition of church memorabilia will be shown.
Some of the future events through the spring and summer include an evening of indulgence in May, cake decorating and chocolate figure making in June, an evening of flowers in July, a strawberry cream tea in August, and a fashion show in October.
Tickets are available from Gert’s Florists, Zebra Jewellers, Taylor's Foodstore and at the Honley Churches.