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175th Anniversary Celebrations in the UK & Ireland

  • 7-21 July 2012
Date
7-21 July 2012

We invite all to attend this historic open-air concert on the banks of the River Mersey and bring their families and friends.

A concert will be held at Kings Dock, Pier Head, Liverpool, on Saturday, July 21st 2012, starting at 6:00pm and finishing at 7:30pm.

Those who wish to attend this 175th Anniversary Commemoration, in Liverpool on the 21st July, are now able to obtain e-tickets for their family and friends by sending their Name, Ward, Stake and the number of tickets they require to duvalla@edgehill.ac.uk.

All tickets are free and will be returned by e-mail.

Just a few yards from the site of the commemoration concert, in 1837, Elder Heber C Kimball (of the Quorum of twelve Apostles) leapt ashore in Liverpool (20th July 1837), accompanied by Orson Hyde, Willard Richards, Joseph Fielding, John Goodson, John Snyder and Isaac Russell.  It was the first time that missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had set foot on land outside of North America.

In the following years, thousands were to join the Church and emigrate to Zion through the port of Liverpool.