The Churches of Britain and Ireland
Hastings, East Sussex
Sam Langley has sent in an old photo of the Central Methodist Church which was demolished ca. 1980.
Bethel Pentecostal Church, on St. George's Road, photographed in 1993. © Alan Taylor.
St. Leonard (aka the Church in the Wood), at Hollington. TQ 78665 11384. From an old postcard (franked 1919) in Steve Bulman's Collection. Another old postcard view, this one from Reg Dosell's Collection. additional views - 1, 2, 3, and the lich-gate, all © Carole Sage (2016). Link1. Link2. Grade II listed.
The former St. Mary in the Castle. © Sarah Gould. Another view. Alan advises that for a time (from the early 1970's) it served as the Assemblies of God Pentecostal Church. It's now in use as an Arts Centre (link, with a useful history). © Alan K. Taylor (1980's). Grade II* listed.
St. Matthew at Silverhill. An old postcard from Judy Flynn's Collection this was previously in the Unknown section. The postcard offered no clues to its location, other than that it was published by The London View Co. It is fairy distinctive, with an unfinished (or demolished) porch/tower, and a small lead(?) spire. Identified by Janet Gimber and Simon Davies. Note that the location of this church can be confusing - for example, Wikipedia has it at Silverhill, Hastings (link), but the church website says it is at St. Leonards-on-Sea (link).
Unitarian Christian Church (1868) on South Terrace. © unitarian.co.uk. This, and many other old engravings on this website, are reproduced from the downloadable books on the Unitarian Church Headquarters website here. The books are Pictures of Unitarian Churches by Emily Sharpe (1901) and the 1914 edition of Nonconformist Church Architecture by Ronald P. Jones M.A, (Oxon), and the images are reproduced by kind permission of James Barry of Unitarian Church Headquarters. My appreciation also to Mike Berrell for his efforts in this regard.
Wellington Square Baptist Church. © Graeme Harvey.
28 August 2016
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