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Re: St Luke's, Gillingham
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 11:23:24 »
The 1909 church


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St Luke's, Gillingham
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2010, 21:05:28 »
In 1889, due to the extension of Chatham Dockyard  many new houses were being built in New Brompton to house dockyard workers. A small mission Room was opened at 74 Medway Road, New Brompton, but this soon became too small for the ever increasing congregation. On June 7th 1891 a large tent was erected on land where the present St Luke's Church now stands. However, not long afterwards the tent was blown down in a strong gale, and services resumed at the Mission Room. On the 10th February, 1892, a new prefabricated iron church was dedicated and used untill the present St Luke's Church in Sydney Road was opened in 1909.

The Mission Room at 74 Medway Road, 1890.


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