Mrs Jessie Lupton was a very sweet and loving person. She was a true Spiritualist and devoted her life to helping people. She worked very hard to pay for her little bungalow, the proceeds of which, after her passing, were donated to the Church.
The back garden of her little bungalow was uncultured at the time she bought it but she lovingly nurtured it and cultivated every beautiful flower that could be imagined, which she then brought in to decorate the Church each week.
She used to walk down to Cleveleys Avenue every Saturday morning at around 7.30am to avoid traffic because she was practically blind and fill the Church with beautiful flowers for the Service. She would come before each Wednesday Service and make tea for everyone. She dedicated vases amongst many other things to the Church but most of all she gave her love and kindness to all the people who came into the Church!!
It was her dream that one day we would have our own Church and so that her dream could come true - she left all her wordly goods to the Church after passing so that Cleveleys Church would always own its own premises.
Although there are not many members who still remember her and what she did and the part she played in making Cleveleys Spiritualist Church what it is today.
I believe it is important that we should not forget this very 'Generous Lady'
You will find this piece of Church History hanging on the wall in the main Hall