In 1863, the last stone was laid on Emu Plains Uniting Church’s chapel, marking the beginning of their service to the community.
On Sunday, November 3, the community is welcome to join the congregation in celebrating 150 years.
“The chapel has been serving the community for 150 years and is still serving today. We would love to see the community and past members come and celebrate with us,” said Margaret Jenkins, a direct descendant from church founders, the Lucas family.
“There have been families, all my ancestors, who have stuck with the church since the very beginning.”
On the day there will be a memorial service at 10am and afterwards, all who attend will be invited into the chapel to browse photos and relics of the building’s past.
In addition, the Uniting Church will be unveiling a commemorative plaque as well as a new stained glass window crafted with images representing the Penrith district.