A blessing service, heritage talk, thanksgiving feast and musical performances will be part of celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of Malmsbury’s St John the Evangelist Anglican Church this Saturday.

Vicar Ian Howarth says past and present parishioners and people from Malmsbury and local towns, including Drummond, Lauriston and Taradale, will attend events including a sung service, which features a combined Macedon Ranges choir, at 10.30am.

Later, Reverend Canon Graham Snell and Robyn Snell, great grand-daughter of the church’s architect, will conduct a tour of St John’s. A village feast at 6pm will be followed by an Easter vigil, lead by Bendigo Bishop Andrew Curnow, at 7.30pm.

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