BBC television presenter Pam Rhodes is set to return to the Temple in May of this year.
Two years after hosting the Temple’s Showcase finale, Miss Rhodes will front a Grand Songs of Praise evening put on by Hadleigh Temple Corps for the benefit of St Michael’s and All Angels Church, Daws Heath.
The date is May 12th and the celebration starts at 6.30pm. Featuring Hadleigh Temple Band, Songsters an Timbrels, the event’s guests of honour will include the Archdeacon of Southend, The Venerable David Lowman, the Mayor, leader of the council and councillors. Three school choirs will also be taking part.
John Ashcroft, who is invovled in the arrangements, says:
‘There will be a St. Michael’s profile, past, present and future during the concert which has been arranged by Hadleigh Temple to praise God for the ministry of St. Michael’s.’
The congregation at St.Michael’s has been meeting in a for World War I soldiers’ hut which has served its time and has now been demolished. A new church building is planned to be in use by the end of June this year. There will be an appeal for funds for the new church building during the concert.