Fifty years and still going strong – celebrate with Silver Street Church!

Image kindly supplied by David Evans.

I’m indebted – as I usually am – to the young David Evans who’s given me the heads up about events surrounding the 50th Anniversary of Silver Street Methodist Church in Brownhills.

The church was built in 1967 to replace the and combine Mount Zion and the Wesleyan in Brownhills High Street which were lost to redevelopment and it has to be said, old age; latterly, the remarkable building whose design hasn’t dated at all has accepted congregations from other churches and chapels in Brownhills like Park View, Brownhills West and Coppice Side.

The Silver Street Church is busy and has an active congregation and you can find out more about it at their website here and Facebook page here.

There are a fair few events to celebrate the fifty year milestone – note the memorabilia display starting this Thursday (27th April 2017) which will be very interesting indeed:

50th Anniversary Celebrations

During 2017 we will be celebrating 50 years since the opening of the Methodist Church on Silver Street.  There will be events during the year as part of our celebrations.

These events include:

Thursday 27th – Friday 28th April – displays of memorabilia from Silver Street’s 50 years as well as Mount Zion and Wesley Church who came together to form Brownhills Methodist.  

Saturday 29th April – Celebration Buffet with entertainment (6pm for 6.30pm – tickets £8)

Sunday 30th April – Morning service (10.30am) Songs of Praise Celebration; Evening service (6pm) Circuit United Service.

Saturday 1st July – Strawberry Tea (2.30pm)

Saturday 23rd September – Harvest Supper (6pm for 6.30pm)

Thanks to David for letting me know – and as ever, if any members of the Church would care to drop me an email I’m happy to advertise your community events. Just drop me a line.

If you have any memories of the new Silver Street Church – or indeed, the ones it superseded – please do comment or drop me an email. BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.

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  • David Evans

    many thanks Bob
    kind regards
    David

     
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  • Maria Fitzgerald

    Hi Bob, in reply to your article about Mount Zion Church, I used to live at number 7 Silver Street when I was a child. I can remember, dad saying that the council had condemned the row because of the damp and rat’s. We were the last house in the row next to the cannel. And at the age of 11 I started girl guild’s at the back of the Church. For some reason I have good memories of that house, even for a short time.
    All the best Maria Fitzgerald. ( Carpenter )

     
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  • David Evans

    Geof Harrington says:
    April 25, 2017 at 12:00 pm
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    As regards to the comments about the new Wesleyan chapel I am old enough to remember the great competition that there was between the two chapels. The Wesley always had their Sunday school anniversary on Easter Sunday and the follow week the repartition. The Mount Zion had theirs the following two weeks, and there was always sporting finally who’s was best. But the biggest completion was always between the two football teams and most times the Mount Zion came out on top. The two main Families at both Chapels were the Wesley had the Fulleloves and the Portsmouth’s. And the Mount Zion had the Bradbury’s and the Craddocks..

    Geof has mistakenly posted this in another article…forgiven, Geof,- and thanks for your comments
    kind regards
    David

     
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