Miracle in Alice Street PDF Print E-mail
Written by Derek Peakman   
Thursday, 26 April 2012 00:00

news_clip3reducedMiracle in Alice Street

On the afternoon of Saturday 11th October 1960 a service was held at the site of the new church building to mark the laying of the foundation stone. A large number of freinds attended including many of the elderly members who were conveyed by car.

The congregation gathered round the foundations and sang a hymn accompanied by the silver band. Following prayer, bible reading, and suitable remarks from Rev. D. L. Evans, the foundation stone was unveiled and laid by Mr. William Young, a formar Hopehall Manager (Deacon) and the oldest male member of the fellowship. 


The architect Mr J. Angus presented a silver trowel to Pastor Evans. Following the closing hymn and Benediction the congregation made their way from the service rejoicing in having witnessed this memorable occasion.

The photograph below shows the entrance to the church before the development of the new small hall in the 1990's. The foundation stone can just be seen in the bottom left.
new_hopehall_frontageToday the foundation stone can be seen on the wall at the entrance to the main church hall.

The Building was set back on the site and was planned on an elongated manner to reduce the need for under-building and to minimise the number of steps up to the entrance.
When the site was being cleared it was discovered that there was no adequate water supply for the building works.

The newspaper clip below tells the rest of the story.