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St Ann's Well Road Congregational Church

Photograph courtesy of Mr N Worley, St Andrew with Castle Gate URC.

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St Ann’s Well Road Congregational Church, on the corner of St Ann’s Well Road and Alfred Street in Nottingham, was established in 1870 as a daughter church of Castle Gate Congregational Church. It was re-amalgamated with Castle Gate Congregational Church following its closure in 1970 due to the redevelopment of the St Ann’s area. The church was subsequently demolished. Castle Gate Congregational Church joined with St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in 1972 in the new denomination of the United Reformed Church. As 'St Andrew's with Castle Gate URC' the congregation now worships in St Andrew's church. The First and Second World War memorials from St Ann's Well Road Congregational Church, which had been removed to Castle Gate Congregational Church, were transferred to St Andrew's church. The memorials are matching nowy headed alabaster tablets with lettering infilled in black. The dedication on the First World War memorial reads, 'In loving memory of the men connected with this church who fell in the Great War 1914-1918 (names) Faithful unto death'. Four men are commemorated on the Second World War memorial; the same dedication has been used. Nottingham Evening Post, Wednesday 17 March 1920. ‘Churches and the War. Sheriff unveils memorial in Nottingham. On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the St Ann’s Well-road Congregational Chapel, Nottingham, was deemed a fitting opportunity for the unveiling of the memorial to the twelve members of the chapel who made the supreme sacrifice in the war. The memorial, which takes the form of a carved marble tablet, bears the following names: RG Phesey, ER Taylor, HH Hobson, H Cox, JW Whitehouse, P Whitehouse, J Watts, W Ward, H Odam, H Cocking, H Hardy and C Stamforth. It is placed in a conspicuous position on the wall, whilst exactly opposite is a tablet bearing the names of the sixty members of the chapel and Sunday school who served with the forces. The service was conducted by the Rev. J Frankland, and the choir rendered appropriate music. In performing the unveiling ceremony the Sheriff (Councillor H Offiler) said that no greater response was made to the call to arms than by those associated with the Churches.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)(Research Rachel Farrand)

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Names on Memorial

H Cocking - Harold Cocking

H Cox - Harry Cox

Henry Flint - Henry Flint

H Hardy - Harry Winrow Hardy

H Odam - Harry Odam

RC Pheasey - Reuben George Pheasey

C Staniforth - Cyril Herbert Staniforth

ER Taylor - Eric Rushbrook Taylor

W Ward - William Ward

J Watts - John Thomas Watts

J Whitehouse - John Charles Whitehouse

P Whitehouse - Percy Whitehouse

  • Photograph courtesy of Mr N Worley, St Andrew with Castle Gate URC.
    St Ann's Well Road Congregational Church - Photograph courtesy of Mr N Worley, St Andrew with Castle Gate URC.