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wavertree congregational church writing over the organ1881 - The church was closed for a short time to be decorated. It was agreed a scroll to be painted over the organ gallery it read 'Let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God eternally' this has since been altered to read 'Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest' (Matthew 11 verse 28) however it is not known the date of this alteration.

1884 - A Dorcas Society was established and in six months 136 garments had been made and sold at prices within the reach of the poorest people.

1886 - It was unanimously agreed at a Deacons meeting that the members of the congregation should join audibly in the saying of the 'Lord's Prayer'.

1887 - The Rev. Hassan completed 25 years of his ministry in Wavertree when he decided to move on to Salisbury.

The Rev. S.Owen agreed to come to Wavertree as successor to Rev. Hassan. He formed a ladies visiting committee in connection to the church and also started a Bible Class. The number of members declined during the end of Rev. Hassan's and Rev. Owens ministries. Some of the leading members moved to other suburbs and new churches were being built nearer to the homes of those who travelled a distance.

1890 - In July 1890 the Sunday School treat was held in a field off Prince Alfred Road, in brilliant weather it was reported that 800 people were present.

1893 - March, Rev. S.Owen resigned to accept a call to Swansea.

1894 - The Rev. H.T.Spencer of Mansfield College, Oxford was ordained at Wavertree in October 1894.

1898 - Extensive repairs needed to be carried out to the church after a partial collapse of the roof and one wall. Solid bases for the columns in the gallery had to be made and tested for strength, repairs were made to the stonework outside and the roof was completely stripped and re-slated and damged plaster repaired.

1900 - The Rev. H.T.Spencer received and accepted a call to Forest Gate Church, London. In June a call sent to the Rev. C.P.Tinling was duly accepted. No important changes are recorded during  the 7 years of Rev. Tinlings ministry.

1907 - The roll of members was around 180 and Rev. Tinlings ministry closed.

1908 - The Rev. H.J.Cubitt B.D accepted the role of minister and during the 9 years of his ministry there were many changes, difficulties and losses which affected the church. Members who had given long service were lost through death or removal; the neighbourhood was changing and of course the war years brought change to all churches. Nevertheless work went on and in some ways made progress.

wavertree congregational church - originally named 'Trinity Chapel'1912 - The name of the church was requested to be changed by the Registrar General from 'Trinity Chapel' to 'Congregational Church'. The main reason given was that people locally knew the chapel as the Congregational Church.

1915 - The church roll stood at 229 though in 1912 with a membership of 215 the average attendance was just 24.

1917 - Rev. Cubitt's ministry ended when he moved on to enter the Presbyterian Church of England.

1918 - Rev. L.L.Mills came to Wavertree from Port Sunlight. Under his leadership the church made steady progress.

1919 - Electric lighting was installed into the church and the Memorial Tablet installed into the vestibule.

1920 - There were 307 recorded members.

1921 - The organ was renovated.

1924 - There were 440 recorded members.

1926 - Fire swept the church on the harvest festival morning due to an electical fault in the service main. Shortly after the fire Rev. MIlls resigned and the church secretary died suddenly.

wavertree congregational church reverend Donald1927 - Rev. Henry Donald, M.A who came from Dundee was appointed minister.

 

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