Christian Fellowship in Richmond

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Christian Fellowship in Richmond
51°27′33.8″N 0°18′7.5″W / 51.459389°N 0.302083°W / 51.459389; -0.302083Coordinates: 51°27′33.8″N 0°18′7.5″W / 51.459389°N 0.302083°W / 51.459389; -0.302083
Country United Kingdom
Website www.halfordhouse.org.uk

Christian Fellowship in Richmond is a church that meets at Halford House, a Grade II[1] listed building in Halford Road, in the centre of Richmond, south-west London.[2] In 1951 a group of young people gathered to pray in Richmond, which led to the founding of the church. The house was subsequently purchased in 1954.

Building[edit]

Halford House, originally an 18th-century manor house with 19th century additions,[1] was purchased by the Fellowship in 1954.[2] It previously housed the Richmond School of Music.[1] The Fellowship also bought the adjoining former British Red Cross Hall in 2002.[3]

The earliest parts of Halford House date from 1710.[4] The rest was built in 1745, with additions in 1867 at the back of the house.[4]

Activities[edit]

The Fellowship's main meeting, which includes worship, communion and Bible study classes for adults and children, is at Halford House on Sundays at 10.30am. Other meetings and activities take place throughout the week. Meetings are also held informally in private homes.[2]

Nepal Leprosy Trust[edit]

The Christian Fellowship in Richmond has had links with Nepal since the 1950s, when British nurse Eileen Lodge founded the Nepal Leprosy Trust, now based in Richmond in office space provided by the Christian Fellowship in Richmond. The Trust provides services to leprosy patients in Nepal. Many of the staff of this organization are present and former Christian Fellowship parishioners.[5] Nepal Leprosy Trust is a member of the Make Poverty History campaign.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Halford House Richmond School of Music, Richmond upon Thames". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Welcome". Christian Fellowship in Richmond. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Orr, Stephen. "Halford House". The Vineyard, Richmond: an Online History for residents, their families and friends. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Cherry, Bridget and Pevsner, Nikolaus (1983). The Buildings of England – London 2: South. London: Penguin Books. p. 531. ISBN 0 14 0710 47 7. 
  5. ^ "International: Nepal Leprosy Trust". Christian Fellowship in Richmond. Archived from the original on 6 July 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Lance Lambert (2012). Let the House of God Be Built: The Story and Testimony of Halford House, 173pp, New Wine Press, ISBN 978-1905-991778

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