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Church Micro 3420…Kidlington

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Hidden : 03/02/2013
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Geocache Description:

A simple straightforward cache to be found near a large car park and opposite the local Methodist Church. I confess to not being a regular here, but it is where we vote in all the elections and my youngest daughter has one of her numerous playgroups, so we are not entirely removed from it.

A brief history of the Church, extracted from the Oxford Mail of 05/11/2012

The first Methodists in Kidlington worshipped at Henry Leake’s home, Hill House, 95 High Street, in the early 19th century. Services were then switched to the home of baker Joseph Hall, although his address is unknown. Later, worship took place at a former malthouse owned by Thomas Carter at the Mill Street/Mill End junction, now a hairdressers.

The Methodists opened their own chapel in 1861, in front of houses at 6-12 School Road. Numbers attending Sunday services were so large that the building had to be extended. The chapel attracted many visiting preachers, including John Brownjohn, a popular figure with a long white beard and well-worn round black hat, who walked from Oxford to Kidlington regularly.

In the early 1930s, the church began looking for a site for a new church to cope with Kidlington’s rapidly rising population. The foundation stone was laid in Oxford Road in April 1936 and the opening ceremony, attended by Methodists from a wide area, took place on September 24 that year. A service of dedication and thanksgiving was held, after Mrs A Stanley Bishop, wife of the chairman of the Methodist district, had formally unlocked the door.

The building cost £2,500, most of which had already been raised, thanks to £600 from an anonymous donor and £700 from the sale of a former chapel in St Michael’s Street, Oxford. The old chapel in School Road was sold and used for storage until it was demolished in 1962.

If anybody would like to expand to this series please do, I would just ask that you could let Sadexploration know first so he can keep track of the Church numbers and names to avoid duplication.
There is also a Church Micro Stats & Information page found via the Bookmark list

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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