December 12th 1992 – the laying of the Foundation Stone of the new Southside Methodist Church with a Time Capsule created by the young people, placed behind the stone.
History of Southside Methodist Church
March 1990 – Fletton Avenue Methodist
Church (founded 1900) and London Road Methodist Church (founded 1906) joined
their congregations to become Southside Methodist Church, meeting initially in
the old London Road Chapel.
September 1992 – the final service in
the London Road Chapel.The chapel is demolished, and the congregation met for
worship in the Belsize Community Centre.
Good Friday 1992 – a service was held
in the roofless shell of the new church.
July 18th 1993 – the
congregation, led by the wooden cross from the old Fletton Avenue Church,
walked from the Community Centre to Southside Church for the official Opening
Ceremony led by Rev. Barbara Scott with the Superintendent Minister, Rev.
September 25th 1993 – a
‘Service of Celebration and Dedication’ was held in the presence of the Mayor,
the M.P. and representatives from the Circuit Churches.
For more than
20 years, Southside Church has provided a
centre for Christian worship and community activity, building on the past and
looking to the future.