Category Archives: Centenary

Centenary Weekend 25th-26th October

Our Centenary celebrations this year comes to a head on the weekend of 25th/26th October. A hundred years ago on 25th October 1914 our current building was officially opened. It had replaced an earlier St Peter’s Street Chapel built in … Continue reading

Celebrate! Flower Festival

Celebrate! is a summer flower festival taking place from 8-10 August as part of our centenary celebrations. The flower designs will reflect both events in our Christian year and aspects of Castle Street life. Refreshments will be provided with … Continue reading

Wildfire production

Our production of the Roger Jones musical Wildfire will take place on the Saturday 15th November at 1930 and Sunday 16th November at 1830. The story, told through thirteen songs, begins at Pentecost – appropriate for a church which has just … Continue reading

Wildfire rehearsals

As part of our Centenary celebrations, there is to be a production of the Roger Jones musical “Wildfire” in November. The next rehearsals are on Wednesday 21st May, 4th June and 18th June. After the summer break, rehearsals will restart … Continue reading

Foundation stone laying centenary

On 19th February 1914 – a hundred years ago last Wednesday – the foundation stone of the present Castle Street Methodist Church building was laid. You can see it now on the front face of the tower, behind the railings. … Continue reading

Centenary Programme 1914-2014

Our centenary is on the theme of “making a bit of a fuss” over the 100-year life of our current buildings. The programme includes four “big ticket items” and visiting preachers on the last Sundays of the month. Archive items … Continue reading

Celebrating our Centenary Year

Almost exactly a hundred years ago, on 11th January 1914, the last services were held in the 1863 St Peter’s Street Primitive Methodist Chapel, before it was demolished to make way for the buildings we … Continue reading