Around the outside of the building, set into a number of light coloured stones, are the names of various benefactors who, it is presumed, contributed to the cost of building the church.
One corner stone, on the front left corner, refers to having been laid on 19th May 1898 by Miss E Wyburn, and also says ‘Hadley Manor Barnet’ What does this mean? (For some clues to this see bottom of page)
The other corner stone was laid by Mrs L King .
Inside this church there are a number of plaques referring to various named persons.
One such plaque inside the church refers to one Elijah Barnstable ‘Who generously gave the site for this place of worship’. He fell asleep Oct 23rd 1898 aged 80years.
Also inside the church is another plaque referring to Walter Bown, ‘one of the honoured founders of the Middlezoy Total Abstinence Society in connection with which he toiled for 30 years’. He fell asleep Oct 8th 1910.
Photographs of most of these objects, and views from inside and outside were taken in Feb 2006.
Detailed pictures below, and an album of thumbnails below that.
wmc01.jpg Walter & Eliza Bown
wmc02.jpg Elijah & Ann Barnstable
wmc03.jpg Mr & Mrs F Callow
wmc04.jpg Andrew & Violet Hutchings
wmc05.jpg Myrtle Annie Gillard
wmc06.jpg Lillian Ella Chinn
wmc07.jpg Florence Minnie Darby
wmc08.jpg Mrs A Tucker, L E Chinn, Mrs W C Harris
wmc11.jpg Mrs J Harris, H O Stone, Mrs John Coombs.
Album of thumbnails of all the pictures taken……wmcalbum01.jpg
Notes about Methodism: (From ‘ A vision of
The Wesleyan Methodists were the second largest group after the Church of England, with 15% of all attendances. Originally led by John and Charles Wesley, by 1851 they had divided into two main sections, the Wesleyan Methodist Association and the much larger Wesleyan Methodist Original Connexion. Their geographical distributions were quite similar, and very different from the Calvinistic Methodists. The Calvinistic Methodists were the followers of George Whitfield (1714-69), who broke away from the Wesley brothers who originally founded Methodism.
Hadley manor research
http://www.lnmfhs.dircon.co.uk/parish_details.htm Monken Hadley re
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=26964 British History Online for Monken Hadley.