The early worshippers at Broad Street Methodist Church in Spalding reached out from the past to have a presence at the official reopening of the refurbished church.
There were displays in the new coffee lounge of material found in a time capsule during the refurbishment work.
Artefacts inside included a copy of this newspaper from 1886, a letter to church members in the same year as well as other papers.
On the wall of the new lounge is a plaque discovered during the project which commemorates the stone laying ceremony in 1886 and listing the people involved.
Other interesting finds during the work included a brick archway – built to cover a tree stump – as well as animal bones and pieces of pottery.