Call back the past

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THANKS so much for including our special Salem “Call back the Past” service in your newspaper.

I thought your readers might enjoy some feedback from the service – especially as many of them attended the service.

Strains of the old harmonium, clerical robes, ladies in hats and men in suit and tie were all part of a wonderful nostalgic Service as the Salem congregation stepped back in time on Sunday June 12.

The Salem Congregation was joined by old friends, past pupils of the Salem School, Settler descendents and those just taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity to celebrate the past and worship together.

The little historic Church bulged at the seams to accommodate the numbers, the village was filled with the enthusiastic strains of the old Methodist hymns, and there was much reminiscing over a sumptuous tea in the old Salem Academy after the service.

There was a real feeling, as the congregation lustily sang Onward Christian Soldiers, that…  “Brothers, we are treading where the saints have trod”.

SHEILA RIDDIN

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