St. Paul's Church

  • Description

    "St. Paul’s Church, at Seaton Sluice, was established in 1886, and was initially housed in an old brewery. Seaton Sluice was then part of Earsdon Parish, and the priest in charge was the Rev. W.M. O’Brady-Jones. The old brewery dated to the eighteenth century, when it was built, by the Delavals, to supply beer to the workers in the glassworks..... Shortly after the close of the brewery, the Methodists, who had probably been around since 1764, when John Wesley preached from the steps of the glassworks, were looking for a place to worship. The only unused building they could find was the old brewery, so they moved in. There was very little development in Seaton Sluice in the nineteenth century so, when the growing number of Anglicans were looking for a place to worship, the old brewery was again the only suitable building but, of course, the United Methodists already had their church at the Southern end. The solution was to build a wall across the middle of the building, and the Anglicans worshipped at the North end, while the Methodists continued to worship at the Southern end......"
  • Owner

    Seaton Sluice and Old Hartley Local History Society
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 3 months ago
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