Moston Methodist Church

Minister – Rev Doreen Hare

War Memorials

Poppy Wreath

We Will Remember Them.

The Church doesn't have any memorials on display, however, we do have several that have been entrusted to us from other Methodist Churches, particularly those Churches that amalgamated in the 1960s to form the current Moston Methodist Church.  As these memorials are all now in storage we have included details of them here.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commision (CWGC) has, on its own web site, a "Debt of Honour Register" on which it lists details of the casualties of war.  We have tried to link up the names on the memorials with that list so that you can click on a name and be taken to the appropriate record at the CWGC.  We have endeavoured to make the correct match based on likely probabilities and the limited information that we have but, should you find that there is an error or omission, please let us know.   If you are using this as a source to trace your family history you should treat this information as a guide only and you should verify all the links, to the CWGC, to other independant sources.

 

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Poppy Wreath

War Memorial

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED TO THOSE
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919

HENRY BOOTH
ALFRED HAINES
WILLIAM CARD
JAMES IRLAM
JOHN DAY
WILLIAM DUCKWORTH
REGINALD DAWSON
THOMAS G WILKINSON


THEIR NAME
LIVETH
FOR EVERMORE

The above memorial came from Harpurhey Methodist Church.  A description has been found on the web site of 

United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials

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Poppy Wreath

War Memorial

THIS ORGAN IS ERECTED TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND AS A TRIBUTE
TO THE DEVOTION OF ALL THE MEN OF THIS CHURCH AND SCHOOL
WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919 AND IN EVER GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE FOLLOWING WHO SEALED THEIR SERVICE WITH THE GIFT OF LIFE

ROBERT CORNTHWAITE
BEN RILEY
ARTHUR COBBE
ERNEST MONKS
WILLIAM SCHOFIELD
 

PEACE + AND NO LONGER FROM ITS BRAZEN PORTALS
THE BLAST OF WARS GREAT ORGAN SHAKES THE SKIES
SO BEAUTIFUL AS SONGS OF THE IMMORTALS
LET THEIR MELODIES OF LOVE ARISE

DEDICATED AND OPENED
JUNE 16TH 1923


The above memorial came from Streetfold Methodist Church where there were 11 "dummy" organ pipes to commemorate the names of those who had died.  The organ was dismantled during the 1980's.

The above memorial came from Streetfold Methodist Church.  A description has been found on the web site of 

United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials

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Poppy Wreath

 

War Memorial

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF

FRANK MALE
SAMUEL PRITCHARD
JOHN MALE
WALTER HALL
SAMUEL MORGAN
HERBERT MORGAN
THOMAS WALKER
DOUGLAS PRITCHARD


WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

The above memorial came from Ashley Lane Methodist Church.  A description has been found on the web site of 

United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials

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Poppy Wreath

War Memorial

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL
MEMORY OF

GEORGE H BARKER
HAROLD G EDWARDS
JOHN PROSSER


WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

The above memorial came from Ashley Lane Methodist Church.  A description has been found on the web site of 

United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials

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In addition to the War Memories we also have another plaque to commemorate the laying of a foundation stone.

We believe that this came from Streetfold Methodist Church - Link to the Weekly Journal of the United Methodist Church dated Thursday 5th August 1909 (see page 584).

Memorial

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
THE FOUNDATION STONES
of this Church were laid
July 24th 1909 by
ALDERMAN JOHN WARD JP
MISS MARJORIE GIBBONS SANKEY
ON BEHALF OF HER FATHER THE LATE J GIBBONS SANKEY MA
COUNCILLOR GEORGE BENNETT JP
MR GEORGE HENRY BRADSHAW
MR WALTER RUSHWORTH
ON BEHALF OF THE LEVER STREET TRUSTEES
MR GEORGE WARD
SW BRADSHAW architect

 

Note:  Marjorie Gibbons Sankey was born in 1896 and baptised at Streetfold Methodist Church on 26th July 1896.
She was the daughter of Fanny Young Sankey and Joseph Gibbons Sankey. Joseph Gibbons Sankey died 1st August 1898.  He was also the architect of the Simpson Memorial Hall.