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Bishop Street Methodist Church

Bishop Street Methodist Church has been here since 1815 and is an important part of Leicester's Heritage. Like most places of worship the Chapel building has been adapted and extended over the years with different generations of the people who have worshipped here each leaving their mark. The building and fittings have changed to meet their needs and those of the city. This is a....

Heritage Room 2

During 2014 we were fortunate to have a grant from Methodist heritage, which enabled us to develop the Church Vestry into a small 'Heritage room', with an expanding range of pictures, heritage resources, and explanatory display boards. HERITAGE OPEN DAYSAs in Previous years, we are planning on opening for the Saturday of the Heritage Open Days, which will be the second Saturday....

Organ

The pipe organ at Bishop Street Methodist Church is ranked among the top handful of Leicester's pipe organs. With a three manual Hill Norman and Beard console and casework that dates back possibly to the time of Father Smith, it both looks and sounds both impressive and harmonious.HistoryIn 1847 The church was expanded eastwards by a bay to both give a larger chapel area, and create....

War memorial

Bishop Street has four war memorials. Those connected with Bishop Street Methodist Church, who were killed in the 1914-1918 war, are memorialised on a dark brass plaque in the church. In addition, there are three memorial plaques from sister churches, which were moved here when their buildings closed. The Bishop Street plaque is mounted on the north facing wall, east of....

archive, records, books, history

There appear to be three extant volumes of Baptismal Records directly relating to Bishop Street Methodist Church. The current Church baptism register runs from 1877 to the present, and a transcription, kindly prepared by Rachel Horton, is available online.At the Leicester Record Office there are two further volumes, covering the periods 1837-1855 and 1855-1877. These both cover not just....

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