Key Dates

October, 1959 – Spink Hall Sunday School founded. Meets at Stocksbridge High School.
1965 – purchase of the Cedar Road site.

1970 – Sunday School moves to St. Ann’s Catholic Primary School.
28 September, 1974 (Saturday) – Sunday School building on Cedar Road dedicated and opened.                                                                                                                                        December, 1976 – Decision to establish an ecumenical church.
January, 1978 – Cedar Road Ecumenical Project Working Party formed.
16 July, 1978 – Cedar Road Methodist Church formally opened.
17 September, 1978 – Opening of the ecumenical Stocksbridge Christian Centre.
26 September, 1978 – First Saturday ‘Coffee Morning’ held.
December, 1979 – With One Voice ecumenical hymnbooks purchased.

13 August, 1980 – Church Council agrees to a formal, legal Sharing Agreement between the Methodist Church and the Church of England.
5 September, 1982 – Sharing Agreement formally agreed and celebrated.
24 March, 1983 – ‘Norwich’ electronic organ installed.
22 May, 1983 – First Confirmation/Membership Service.
December, 1983 – Current vestry built.
Late 1985 – Lunch Club starts.
February, 1989 – ‘This Church Welcomes You’ sign placed over entrance.

22 April, 1995 – First themed dinner evening.

2 February, 2003 – New constitution placed in Minute Book.
13 February, 2003 – Discussion of implications of Anglican/Methodist Covenant.
August, 2004 – Installation of stair lift.
31 December, 2005 – First ‘Carols by Candlelight’ service.

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