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Thanks Philip, Found some Newspaper photos, the Courtenay Street Church was demolished in 1967.
Ampthill and District News 12 September 1891 refers to John Wesley’s Journal. On December 10th 1766 Wesley visited Millbrook when he preached between one and two o’clock. Wesley’s audience he described as ‘a company of plain serious people’.
Apologies for the slight delay I could not put my hand on the appropriate book.
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Here are the details for Rev Wilks’ stations from – Ministers and Probationers with Circuits etc 1947.
1900 Lisbon Portugal 3 1903 London, South Av 1905 London, Paddington 3 (total in London) 1906 Grays 3 1909 Rock Ferry 3 1912 Peterborough 3 1915 Burton on Trent 5 1920 Supernum. 1 1921 Great Bentley 4 1925 Colchester 5 1930 Guernsey Eng. 6 1936 Jersey Gt Un Rd 3 1939 Lerwick &c 3 1942 Hunts. Mis. 3 1945 Supernum
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Do you know what happened to all the documents (Journals and Administration and other etc…) concerning the Wesleyan Mission at Liverpool on Renshaw Street? Mr. George Evens and his wife, Gipsy Tillie (Smith) Evens were at one time in the early 1900’s the Evangelists for the Mission. Tillie was the youngest sister of Gipsy Rodney Smith, the Evangelist. I would love to learn where all the original paperwork is from their days and glean from it their work with the mission and the late Charles Garrett.
If you follow this link and look up Arthur, you’ll see he was stationed to Guernsey in 1930. thathttps://www.mymethodisthistory.org.uk/research-resources-2/ministers_and_probationers_of_the_methodist_church_with_appointments_in_chronological_and_alphabetical_order_-_1932 His entry in Who’s Who in Methodism 1933 confirms he was Chairman of the District at that time. https://www.mymethodisthistory.org.uk/research-resources-2/whos_who_in_methodism_1933
Rev Arthur Wilks was my maternal grandfather.I have been to Jersey to see his and my grandmothers grave at St.Brelades church.I would like to find out when he was Chairman of the Methodist Church in the Channel Islands.
Alston, St Paul’s Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Front Street, Townhead, Alston, Cumberland, CA9 3SG Addendum By 1901 the seating provision had risen to 620, 400 for letting and 220 free, suggesting that a gallery or other extension had been added in the interval. The fall in capacity by 1940 suggests that it was taken out of use in the 1930s. The chapel was still in use as a Methodist place of worship in 1991 but was subsequently closed. Sources John Rylands Library University of Manchester, MAC Lawson Returns of Accommodation provided by Wesleyan Methodist Chapels and other Preaching Places, 1873/594, 1901/741, 1911/704, 1931/714 John Rylands Library University of Manchester DDPD2 Returns of Accommodation provided by Wesleyan Methodist Chapels and other Preaching Places,, 1931/714 Carlisle Library, 1A287, Methodist property statistics (Carlisle District) 1940, 1980, 1991
Thank you George, although I didn’t make a very good job of the scan. If you can find a copy of The fifteenth annual report of the Wesleyan Chapel Committee, 1869, then as well as a much better picture you will find a description of the chapel as designed. My knowledge only extends to this architect’s drawing. The answers to your questions will be in the records of the church, which are held by Devon Record Office. They appear to cover the period up to 1969, so should (in theory) include everything from opening to sale. Thanks for your interest: I hope you manage to find something.
Hi Philip, Brilliant drawing. I volunteer as a researcher at Newton Abbot Museum and was wondering if you knew the following. 1. When was the Chapel demolished? 2. The spire was removed because it became unsafe, but the date is open to question. A correspondent in the local paper some years ago said he helped remove it in 1926. 3. Was the actual Chapel as shown in the drawing? With thanks.
I found a reference in the county records office dated 8 October 1793 to erect a new building South End of Thurmaston. In a minute book 1898 there is reference to a letter from Mr Borderick offering two houses adjacent to the chapel for £375 which I assume were incorporated into the building. As a local preacher on note I preached at Emmanuel Thurmaston on 13 May 1956. My family the Prestons the Toons, Westburys and Whites were all heavily involved in the life of the chapel at Thurmaston
There was indeed an earlier chapel in Wigston. I have been unable as yet to establish its exact location so I cannot say whether the building is still extant. I plan to start a new page for this building in order to make available the information which I do have. It should appear shortly.
The answer to Mr Cameron’s question is that the records of this church are deposited with Manchester Archives and, if a decision was taken regarding the war memorial when the church closed, then it would be recorded in the minutes. There may be something about the names in the church records from 1921. The whole question of commemorating the Wesleyan war dead is addressed on our sister site My Methodist History at https://www.mymethodisthistory.org.uk/category/topics-2/war_memorials/a_further_204_late_returns
Is there an earlier Wesleyan Chapel still standing in Wigston? My 5th Great Grandfather, William Kirby was a Wesleyan Preacher and one of the first people to preach in Wigston in 1819. He also preached in nearby Great Glen, where he was from.
According to the Imperial War Museum website, this Church had a WW1 war memorial with 44 names on it, including 22 who died, unveiled in April 1921. The website describes the memorial in detail, including the dedication on it, yet no record exists of the 44 names. Surely a list must exist somewhere, that could be passed to the IWM and the SWARM (Salford WAR Memorials) website?
I’d like to know the year it was demolished.
Can you tell me why and when this beautiful building was demolished please?
Would love to see any of the earlier photos of Chapel. Please let me know when they are available to view. Dave Hill (Bodenham)
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I live in this chapel, now a house. It was built in 1801 and decommissioned in 1964. It was converted to a residence in the 1980s. The previous owners passed on to us a box full of documents, photographs and history relating to the chapel, including service sheets for its 150th anniversary in 1951. We were led to believe it was one of the first, if not the first, Wesleyan Methodist Chapels in Herefordshire.
Thank you very much for this list of Ministers. I was struggling to read the signature of Isaac Davison on the baptismal record of my 4th great-aunt at the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Hackford By Reepham, Norfolk in 1830, a month after she’d been baptised by the Church of England!
The Boxted Methodist Silver Band is a remarkable survival. It may not be the only one; I do know that Ramsbury Silver Band, formerly Ramsbury Primitive Methodist Silver Band is still going, but has simplified its name to Ramsbury Silver Band. It used to come and play at Camp Meetings in Lower Stratton when I was a lad!
This building was described as a Wesleyan chapel on a map of 1897-9 but the label had gone by 1910-12, implying that the reference to an 1911 extension is incorrect and should be ignored. In 1923-25 it was simply described as Hall. It seems likely that it was closed in conjunction with the construction of the new chapel at Cookham Rise in 1904. Sources OS 25inch sheets Berkshire XXIV 7, 1897-9, 1910-12, 1923-25 Site visit 7.10.2015
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