The Methodist Church by Barnes Pond

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The Methodist Church by Barnes Pond
Barnes Methodist Church
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Methodist
Website www.barnesmethodistchurch.org.uk
Architecture
Architect(s) W J Morley & Son[1] (1906); David Ensom (2005 conversion)[2]
Administration
Diocese Richmond and Hounslow Methodist Circuit
Clergy
Minister(s) Rev. Nicola Morrison[3]

The Methodist Church by Barnes Pond (commonly known as Barnes Methodist Church) is a Methodist church in Station Road, Barnes, London. The church is affiliated to Churches Together in Barnes, and (because some of its worshippers live there) to the neighbouring ecumenical grouping, Churches Together in Mortlake and East Sheen.[4]

History[edit]

The building, in red brick, dates from 1906.[5] It was founded as a Wesleyan church,[6] superseding a Wesleyan chapel standing between nos. 77 and 79 White Hart Lane.[7] That building is now Barnes Healing Church.

The church was designed by the Bradford architectural firm W J Morley & Son[1] (William James Morley 1847–1930 who specialised in multi-storey brick and terracotta mills and factories and also designed extensively for the Wesleyans,[8] and his son Eric, who was born in 1884[9] and became a partner of the firm in 1901).[10]

The original church had an upstairs gallery and 13 metres of empty space up to the roof above the main body of the church on the ground floor. However, in 2005 architect David Ensom converted the downstairs area for community use, with a hall, a quiet room, meeting rooms, a modern kitchen, offices and lavatories, and an inner courtyard. The church itself is now on the first floor (accessible by stairs or lift).[2]

Services[edit]

Services are held on Sunday mornings and, twice a month, on Sunday evenings.[11] During every Sunday morning service there is a Junior Church option for children and also a creche.[12]

Music[edit]

The church has a Bechstein grand piano, which enables the Church to be used as a concert venue,[13] and a Bevington pipe organ, purchased in 1926.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Local architects". Barnes and Mortake History Society. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Wendy Kyrle-Pope (November–December 2005). "Methodist Church Reopening". Barnes in Common (Churches Together in Barnes). Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Welcome". The Methodist Church by Barnes Pond. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Find us". The Methodist Church by Barnes Pond. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner (1983). The Buildings of England – London 2: South. London: Penguin Books. p. 469. ISBN 0 14 0710 47 7. 
  6. ^ "Methodist Heritage". The Methodist Church by Barnes Pond. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Notes on Barnes, Surrey". History of Barnes, Surrey. Genealogy.com. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "William James Morley". Dictionary of Scottish Architects. 2008. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Eric Morley". Dictionary of Scottish Architects. 2008. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "W J Morley & Son". Dictionary of Scottish Architects. 2008. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Worship on Sundays". The Methodist Church by Barnes Pond. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "For Children". The Methodist Church by Barnes Pond. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "Jad and Julian Azkoul". Barnes Music Society. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "Music at Barnes". The Methodist Church by Barnes Pond. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

  • The Church by the Pond: The First 100 Years of Barnes Methodist Church 1906–2006, The Methodist Church by Barnes Pond (2006)

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