Has anyone been in the same church longer than this woman?


A photo of 99-year-old Edna Emery with Rt Rev. Philip North, Bishop of Burnley has sparked a challenge to see if anyone has been a part of the same church family for longer than Edna.

Edna has attended St Peter’s in the market town of Darwen her whole life, having been there for nearly 100 years. She was baptised and married at the church and still attends worship and other events when she can.



She and her late husband Tommy, as well as their son Michael, have served and supported the church over many decades.

The church recently celebrated its 190th anniversary, meaning she has been there for over half of the church’s existence.

In the first 150 years St Peter’s was known as Holy Trinity Church, until four decades ago when two other local churches, St John’s and St George’s, were closed and the three parishes were united.


Mrs Edna Emery with Rt Rev Philip North, Bishop of Burnley

Mrs Edna Emery with Rt Rev Philip North, Bishop of Burnley


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