Methodism in Houghton-le-Spring: Houghton Heritage Society www.houghtonlespring.org.uk

METHODISM IN HOUGHTON

There appear to have been three different Methodist Churches in Houghton-le-Spring:

Primitive Methodist Chapel, Sunderland Street then Grey Horse Lane (aka Robinson Street) then Mautland Street; United Methodist Chapel, Nesham Place; and the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, William Street.

These occupied a variety of sites over the years, before being either demolished or amalgamated.

This section of the Houghton Heritage Society website looks at the evolution of the Methodist movement in Houghton-le-Spring, culminating in the building of a new Church on Mautland Street in 1980, the congregation of which prospers to this day.

History of Methodism in Houghton-le-Spring

HISTORY OF METHODISM

This time line charts of Methodist movement in Houghton-le-Spring from the town's first Methodist, Matthew Errington in 1740 to the building of a new central Methodist Church on Mautland Street in 1980.
[METHODISM TIME LINE]

List of Mautland Street Chapel's Ministers and Trustees

MINISTERS & TRUSTEES

A list of the Superintendent Ministers for Mautland Street Chapel (later known as Houghton Methodist Church) covering the period 1891 - 2010, featuring Rev J Phillipson to the present Minister, Rev Alf Waite.
[MINISTERS & TRUSTEES]

Communion items including a table, glasses, jugs, plates and Love-Feast cups

COMMUNION ITEMS

A look at Commonion items and others in the Methodist Church, including Communion table, glasses, jug, plates and Love-Feast cups. In 1891 Thomas Davison gave a jug and plates to the Trustees at Mautland Chapel.
[COMMUNION ITEMS]

Manse Houses, homes to Houghton's Methodist ministers

HOUGHTON'S MANSE HOUSES

There have been several Methodist Manse Houses in Houghton-le-Spring, including: Epworth House, Sunderland Street; Bourne House, Edwin Street; a Manse at Warden Grove; and Ceres House, Newbottle.
[MANSE HOUSES]

Memorial stained glass windows and a brass plaque erected inside the United Methodist Church, Nesham Place

METHODIST WAR MEMORIALS

Names and transcriptions from the Nesham Place United Methodist Chapel's memorial plaque for the Great War plus transcriptions for Mautland Chapel's stained glass windows featuring dedications for the fallen.
[WAR MEMORIALS]

Soldiers in Mautland Street Methodist Chapel during the Second World War

SOLDIERS IN THE CHAPEL

Mautland Street Chapel was requisitioned during the Second World War and became a billet for soldiers. These memories recollect Houghton during the War plus the damage done by the soldiers' boots!
[SOLDIERS]

Join Fyass Byuk - Houghton Heritage Society's popular Facebook group

FACEBOOK GROUP

You can join Houghton Heritage Society by becoming a member on Facebook - or Fyass Byuk as we call it. We have over 3,300 members and the group is very popular with residents, descendants and ex-pats.
[FACEBOOK]

Videos and cine footage of Houghton-le-Spring

VIDEOS OF HOUGHTON

Houghton Heritage Society's YouTube Channel features exclusive videos of Houghton-le-Spring as well as footage from our heritage events throughout the year - and of course our visits to Houghton Feast!
[YOUTUBE VIDEOS]

Old photographs of Houghton-le-Spring shared via Flickr

OLD PHOTOGRAPHS

Houghton Heritage Society has over 5,000 images in its collections. Many can be found on our Flickr page while our Facebook group has thousands of exclusive photographs as uploaded by our many members.
[FLICKR] | [ARCHIVE CATALOGUE]