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History of Methodism in Hampton

The new church, 1963

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Flier for the Dedication of New Church Richmond and Twickenham Times Richmond and Twickenham Times Richmond and Twickenham Times

By 1961 plans were well underway for the building of the new church, designed by a Quaker, Mr Martin Lidbetter. The Foundation stone was laid on 9th March 1963, and the new church dedicated and opened on 9th November 1963.

Below are scans of the order of service for the foundation laying, by all accounts on a very wet day, and for the celebrations and dedication of the new church.

1963 Foundation Stone Service p1 1963 Foundation Stone Service p2 1963 Foundation Stone Service p3 1963 Foundation Stone Service p4 Dedication of the Church p1 Dedication of the Church p2 Dedication of the Church p3 Dedication of the Church p4 Dedication of the Church p5 Dedication of the Church p6 Dedication of the Church p7 Dedication of the Church p8

Next we have a sequence of photos taken at various stages of the building of the new church...

Architects Model Looking at Architects Model On Site On Site Before the start Foundations Start of walls Foundation Stone Foundation Stone Laying the Foundation Stone Laying the Foundation Stone Laying the Foundation Stone Walls part up Walls part up Altar end Side wall Birds nest Walls almost done Walls almost done Roof part on Main roof work Roof from inside Exterior Exterior Inside back Altar area Choir Altar Exterior front Interior, complete Finished interior Finished exterior Mrs Weir Opening the new Church Dignitaries at the Opening

Back to 1926...

Gallery of pictures from events...

Information mostly from the collection of the late Bob Barwell.

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