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Bangor Church Celebrates 175th Anniversary 

A church in Bangor is having a big birthday celebration this weekend.Saint John’s Episcopal church is 175 years old.Tomorrow the congregation will get together for a tea party and to learn about the history of the church.Reverend Marguerite Steadman says they will also unveil the anniversary banner.She says the banner has extra significance to the church community because in recent years the parish has come together to refurbish the tower which was beginning to crumble.She says the celebration means so many different things.”It reminds us that before there was ever a building before there was a formal institution it was a group of people who come together in worship and in community and fellowship and that is foundational of who we are.”The festivities kick off tomorrow with tea at 3:30.The church is located at 225 French Street in Bangor.