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Church Micro 977 - London Westminster Chapel

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Hidden : 1/28/2010
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This is not the Abbey, nor is it the Cathedral - It is the Chapel.

** **This cache is located within an area frequently patrolled by Police. Please avoid acting suspiciously whilst searching for it, and if challenged, explain about geocaching**

The cache is a magnetic key safe clearly marked with a geocaching sticker - see attached photo

It is on the same side of Buckingham Gate very near the Chapel and NOWHERE near the Guards Barracks

It was a time of hope in May of 1841, as twenty-two Christians sat in the beautiful, newly-built chapel on Buckingham Gate – full of faith in God for how he would move in that downtrodden and degraded area. With Westminster Chapel's first minister, Rev Samuel Martin, at the helm, the church began to make waves in the neighbourhood. Alms houses and schools were built, orphans were cared for and work schemes were organised for unemployed men. Rev Martin's gospel-preaching and Biblical authority made Westminster Chapel stand out as a light of hope in what was then one of London's poorest slums - rife with prostitution, squalor and drug addiction. Even influential leaders of that time like Lord Shaftesbury and Dean Stanley of Westminster Abbey began to hear of the Chapel's impact in the area. By 1860, the 500-capacity building was unable to accommodate a rapidly-burgeoning membership so a new, 1,500-seater building was designed, built and opened in 1864.

The area is not such a slum today!!

If anybody would like to expand on this series please do so. Could you please let sadexploration know first so he can keep track of the Church numbers and names to avoid duplication.

** **This cache is located within an area frequently patrolled by Police. Please avoid acting suspiciously whilst searching for it, and if challenged, explain about geocaching**

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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