Pentecost Sunday saw current and former members of New Life Pentecostal Church celebrate the 60th anniversary of the opening of the church building on Lawn Lane, Hemel Hempstead.
A full church enjoyed a service of lively music, preaching and greetings followed by a delicious barbecue lunch.
Current pastor David Chapman, read out greetings from three former pastors, Mike Jarvis, Ron Hibbert and Stephen Cook.
A display of photos and press clippings from 1953 onwards was the source of many reflections and stirred happy memories.
Rev Colin Benton from Portsmouth preached on how we can leave a legacy for the next generation with love and care being at the centre of church life.
Having taken time to honour those who have worked and prayed in the past the church is now looking forward to the future.