St. Olave’s church was consecrated on 17th November 1894. Looking at the programme of services on the occasion leaves one thinks that by the end everybody involved would be prostrate with exhaustion.

When the time came to plan the celebrations for the centenary in 1994 a committee of the PCC, chaired by David Coster’s cousin Richard Griffiths, worked on a similar, though more varied, marathon of events.

There were three memorable Eucharists on the Sundays before and after the anniversary and on the day itself, these were celebrated by Richard Chartes, then bishop of Stepney and now of London, David Hope, then bishop of London and now Archbishop of York, and Clive Young, then archdeacon of Hackney and now bishop of Dunwich.

The service on Thursday, 17th November was attended by clergy from the Deanery and from other neighbouring congregations. 

“Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.”

Romans 12:10