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Chapel celebrates Jane and Emanuel

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: October 25, 2012

Newlyn Methodist Church l-r Catherine Bolitho with Grace, Jane and Ken Carbis and Emmanuel Eddy with preacher Jack Williams, Grace presented the flowers as youngest of the congregation to Jane as the oldest. Also at the church preacher Jack Williams presented Emanuel Eddy with a book marking his having played the organ for 50 yrs this year.

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TWO LONG-TERM servants of a Methodist chapel in Newlyn have been recognised in a service.

Jane Carbis, who helped lay the foundations of the church when it was built in 1927, celebrated her 95th birthday, while Emanuel Eddy was given a songbook for playing the organ for 50 years.

Mrs Carbis, who also lives in Newlyn, was 10 when the church was built to replace the old Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Chapel. She is now the oldest member of the congregation and was presented with a bouquet of flowers during a service on Sunday.

Mr Eddy was presented with a book, Singing The Faith, by preacher Jack Williams.

Mrs Carbis, a former member of the choir, said she had a great day. Her daughter Michelle said she would probably put the secret of her long life down to eating fish and home-grown vegetables and avoiding processed foods.

Mr Eddy said: "My mother used to play; I suppose I inherited something from that. I was encouraged to go to Newlyn, I got involved with that.

"I enjoy playing hymns, I am not a great organist but I can play well enough. I have been very fortunate with the people we have had."

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