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July Newsletter

For members not on the Internet, hard copies will be delivered

when our exercise walks take us in that direction.

If you have items for the next Newsletter please let Margaret have them by 5 pm on 2nd June at the latest please at

Warmley Tower burial registers transcription

This project, which was reported in a recent newsletter, is now complete.

The registers of the former graveyards, the front one dating from 1860 and the rear one from 1909 contained 1,179 entries.  These have been transcribed, checked and indexed by members of the church and can be searched by anyone interested.

If you would like to know if an ancestor or relative was buried in either of these graveyards please send an email to

Searches can be carried out for a particular person or surname.

The Methodist Centre is raising money to help fund a weekly takeaway food service starting Monday.  They are closed but are missing the money and food they would get from churches such as ours.

If you wish to give please follow this link to their Just Giving page.

Church Annual Report 2019/20

For members not on the Internet, hard copies will be delivered

when our exercise walks take us in that direction.

The Methodist Centre

The Centre is currently in needs of small bottles of bottled water to give to guests visiting the Centre. Donations can be dropped on the doorstep of Deacon Corinne Brown's Manse, 11 Glebe Road BS5 8JJ.

If anyone would like to donate money to buy these bottles of water please contact Joy Harris or ring 967 4006.  Thank you.

The History of Warmley Wesley Methodist church

Linda Pope, who helped transcribe the Warmley Tower burial registers (see above) has

passed on a message from Tim Dunn.  Tim was the son and youngest child of Margaret and Dennis Dunn, stalwarts at Wesley and Captains of both Boys Brigade and Girls Brigade.

He sent the following email to Linda:

‘Whilst clearing through my Office for decorating during the Lockdown I rediscovered the old Audio tape I had inherited of the last Service at Wesley.  I have digitised the audio and attempted to remove some of the background noise.  As the recording ended before the last few sentences of Dads address I have also moved the last hymn to the end to make it feel more like a Service.

‘Meanwhile, I have revamped the Warmley Wesley web pages I created some time ago based on Dads History of the Church, so these now include the final

service and a few extra photos.   I am very aware that there are only a

handful of people for whom any of this is now of any interest. But with people living in the appartments, and a Geocache having its co-ordinates referenced from the building, it would be a shame if a Google search on Warmley Wesley Methodist produced no relevant results.

‘So here is your chance to put on your best Cadbury Heath accent and join in those hymns (that came out surprisingly well considering the basic recording equipment).  I have added subtitles for when the sound is a bit indistinct.

Any comments, additional stories/information, or photos welcome.’

Tim Dunn,

The web site gives a very detailed and interesting history of the church and includes as mentioned in Tim’s email, a recording of the last service which includes an introduction by Rev Hilary Cooke.

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