Earlsdon Methodist Church

Milestones in the Church's life

Within this page it is intended to place on record some of the key events in this Church's life. It will thus be always in revision as more items from the past are added, as well as new items from the present

Relevant pictures are available by clicking on "Pic".


2009
DateEvent
25-31 MayOpen Week Exhibition & events (including return of Paul Field)


2008
DateEvent
-Redevlopment of Church Hall completed (to meet Disability criteria)


2007
DateEvent
28 AprilPaul Field presented "Cargoes" in concert as part of Anniversary


2002
DateEvent
16 MarchConference held on "Dynamic Prayer in the Local Church"
-Phase 3 of re-development completed


2000
DateEvent
23 September
 
Service of thanksgiving for Phase 2 of re-development
and opening of Wellspring
Nov/DecBooks to Fiji - our first Internet contact


1997
DateEvent
1 FebruaryService of thanksgiving for Phase 1 of re-development


1995
DateEvent
-Re-development of church building started


1989
DateEvent
7 October
 
Church Council agreed to begin fund-raising to proceed with church building developments


1975
DateEvent
5 JuneNew upper floor to Church Hall opened


1972
DateEvent
21 September
 
New Organ opened within New Sanctuary area
(The organ is ex-Cadbury Memorial Hall)


1971
DateEvent
31 OctoberLive TV Broadcast of service on BBC1 Pic


1960
DateEvent
25 June
 
Opening & Dedication of new Sunday School (now Church Hall)
(Old building is now the Criterion Theatre)  Pic 1 Pic 2


1959
DateEvent
5 DecemberStonelaying Ceremony for the new Sunday School


1929
DateEvent
9 MayFirst recital on newly installed Organ


1923
DateEvent
5 April
 
New Albany Road Church officially opened
Old building remained as Sunday School


1922
DateEvent
17 JuneCutting of first sod for new Albany Road Church
7 SeptemberStonelaying ceremony for new church


1884
DateEvent
15 AprilStone-laying ceremony for school/chapel
02 JulyWorship certificate issued.
September
 
Probable date of first service. No special opening service, possibly due to a gas explosion in the old premises making a quick transfer necessary!


1883
DateEvent
25 AprilConveyance of land to build a school/chapel in Cromwell Street


1873
DateEvent
Date unknown
 
Earlsdon Methodist Church started in a derelict ribbon factory in Cromwell Street (now Berkeley Road South).