St James’s United Reformed Church

  • Description

    Official Website of the church. Includes a section on it's history: "St. James’s originates from a number of sources, including an independent chapel of 1744 and a ‘protestant dissenting’ congregation which met in a malt loft in Silver Street in 1684. The name St. James's was adopted in 1832 when the congregation moved from Silver Street to a new Chapel near Grey’s Monument at the junction of Blackett Street and Grainger Street. In 1859 this was demolished as there was no provision for Sunday School or meetings during the week and a new church built on the site. However the acoustics were not good and it was decided to build a 3rd St. James’s. It was decided to buy a site in Bath Road (now Northumberland Road) on the grounds of the old County Cricket Club. The foundation stone was laid in 1882 and the church was completed 18 months later and opened in 1884....."
  • Owner

    St James’s United Reformed Church
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 4 months ago
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