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Castle Gate Congregational Centre
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Castle Gate Congregational Centre
Denomination Formerly Congregational now Independent

Castle Gate Congregational Centre is in Nottingham. It is a Grade II listed building.


History

The congregation formed in the 1650s. The first meeting house on Castle Gate was established in 1689 under the Act of Toleration.

The present building was erected in 1863 to designs by the architect Richard Charles Sutton, and opened for worship in 1864.

In 1972 the congregation joined the United Reformed Church and three years later merged with St. Andrew's United Reformed Church, Goldsmiths Street. In 1980 the congregational federation purchased the buildings back again.

In 2010, the El Shaddai International Christian Centre took out a 5-year lease on the building.

Daughter churches

The church was successful and spawned other churches, including:

Ministers

  • John Ryther 1686 - 1704
  • Richard Bateson 1704 - 1739
  • James Sloss 1739 - 1772
  • Richard Plumbe 1773 - 1791
  • Richard Alliott 1795 - 1843 (afterwards minister at York Road Congregational Church, London)
  • Samuel McAll 1843 - 1860 (afterwards Theological Tutor at Hackney College)
  • Clement Clemence 1860 - 1875 (afterwards minister at Camberwell Congregational Church, London)
  • John Bartlett 1875 - 1883
  • R. Baldwin Brindley 1883 - 1901 (afterwards minister at George Street Congregational Church, Croydon)
  • Alexander Roy Henderson 1902 - 1919
  • E.J. Hawkins 1920 - 1930
  • G. Hartley Holloway 1931 - 1937
  • J.E. James 1941 - 1943
  • R. Angel Wakely 1944 - 1950
  • Ronald Ward 1953 - 1959
  • Robert Duce 1961 - 1970
  • Brian Nuttall 1971 - 1975

Organ

The new church of 1864 had a new organ constructed in 1865 by Forster and Andrews for £449 (equivalent to £31,382 in 2018).2018 This was sold to Hyson Green United Reformed Church in 1908.

The church obtained the current organ in 1909. It had been constructed for Councillor George E. Franklin at his house, The Field, in Derby in 1903. It was by James Jepson Binns and cost about £3,500 (equivalent to £269,452 in 2018).2018

Organists

  • John Adcock ca. 1890
  • F.W. Christall ???? - 1930
  • C.B. Morris 1930 - ???? (formerly organist of St Giles Church, West Bridgford)
  • Terence W Bennett 1969 - 1971
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