Silver Street Church historical display – on now!

Images kindly supplied by David Evans.

Just a quick post while I’m tied up with other stuff – the young David Evans has been to the display of memorabilia and photos at Silver Street Methodist Church in Brownhills, to celebrate the iconic building’s 50th Anniversary, and sent in a lovely gallery of images.

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, there are to be a host of events in celebration, of which the display is just one. I’d hope maybe they could keep the display material available for as long as possible as it looks like a wonderful thing.

David wrote:

Hi Bob

Some hasty photos taken earlier this morning as the ‘setting out’ process is well under way…..

Already some previously unseen artifacts and information re on display – I left the good folk busily making space for more materials.

Many many thanks for the wonderful support your blog has already given to this event.

Kind regards

My sincere apologies to David and the folk of Silver Street for not posting this gallery sooner, but last night I was tied up with work, sadly.

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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