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Kingston Methodist Church

 
 
Kingston Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 29, 2019
1. Kingston Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  

Welcome to the Kingstown Methodist Church
Methodism officially came to St. Vincent on the 9th of January, 1787, when British missionaries Rev. Thomas Coke, Rev. John Coke, William Warrener and William Hammet landed at the Kingstown Harbour. In 1790, an unused Roman Catholic Church situated on the present site was purchased and services were held in it. By 1793, Methodism had a great effect on the lives of enslaved Africans. In that year, Rev. Matthew Lumb was imprisoned for breaking the law which forbade missionaries to preach to slaves.

The Church Building
The present church, which was built by freed slaves, was first dedicated on the 1st August, 1841 by Rev. John Cullingford. Memorial plaques, including one for him can be found on the interior walls. Following the 1898 hurricane, repairs were done to the damaged roof and windows. Extensive restorative work was done in 2006 and the church was rededicated on 28th October, 2007 by the Superintendent and President of the District, Rev. Victor H. Job. A bell hangs from the 1907 belfry erected adjacent to the church’s cemetery.
We hope you have an enjoyable and
Kingston Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 29, 2019
2. Kingston Methodist Church and Marker
inspirational visit!
 
Location. 13° 9.397′ N, 61° 13.696′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Saint George. Marker is at the intersection of Grenville Street and Higgenson Street, on the right when traveling east on Grenville Street. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saint Vincent World War I Monument (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Kingstown Old Public Library (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Fort Charlotte (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); King Jugbo-Jugbo Fem (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Welcome to Fort Charlotte (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Byera Tunnel (approx. 16.3 kilometers away in Charlotte).
 
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An interior view of the Kingston Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 29, 2019
3. An interior view of the Kingston Methodist Church
The 1907 belfry of the Kingston Methodist Church, mentioned in the marker text image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 29, 2019
4. The 1907 belfry of the Kingston Methodist Church, mentioned in the marker text
The plaque dedicated to John Cullingford, right of the altar at the Kingstown Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 29, 2019
5. The plaque dedicated to John Cullingford, right of the altar at the Kingstown Methodist Church
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 11, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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