Quorn historical image   Quorn Village On-line Museum   Quorn historical image

Tuesday 13th November 2018  

Museum Home
About our museum
Artefacts by Number
Quorn's location
The name change
Village publications
Information sources
Museum Award
Contact us
Copyright

Wesleyan Home Missions Gospel Car in the Memorial Gardens in about 1907/1908

The Methodists were very strong in 1900s in Quorn, as they were in many places. This photograph shows a Wesleyan Home Missions Gospel Car in the Memorial Gardens in 1907 or 1908. At this time, ie before WW1, this area was called the 'Little Green'. it did not become the Memorial gardens until after WW1.


The first Wesleyan Methodist Gospel Mission Caravan was dedicated in 1886 in Selby in Yorkshire. This impressed the Revd Thomas Champness, who was at that this time editor of the ‘Joyful News’ newspaper. He immediately started an appeal for the first ‘Joyful News Gospel Mission Car’. The aim was to pass on the Gospel in a rural setting, which would then be carried into the towns and cities. In 1896, the jurisdiction of the cars was passed to the ‘Home Missions Committee’ and the number of Gospel Mission Cars continued to increase. Their heyday was in the period 1890 to 1907, during which time there were up to 30 cars - then in 1904 they moved their base from Rochdale to Cliff College at Calver in Derbyshire. Each car had a number and a name. By examining this photograph carefully, it can be seen that above the door it says ‘Gospel Car No 1 Faith’. The use of Gospel Cars gradually declined, and by 1921 there was only one left in service.

Thanks to Tom Norgate for getting in touch with the museum team and providing background information about Gospel Mission Cars.


 view larger image
   
 Submitted on: 2011-11-24
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman
 Artefact ID: 1440
 Print: View artefact in printer-friendly page or just on its own.

   Quorn Village On-line Museum
 copyright notice
 search tips
 view latest news
 view latest news
 view latest news
 what's new What's New
See what items have been added recently.
 can you contribute? Can you Contribute?
We need historical material relating to Quorn village.
 filling in the gaps Filling in the gaps
Help us with names, places, locations and years.

 artefact counter

Artefact Counter
How many artefacts does this online museum contain?

 leave a comment

Seeking Information
Post your information request onto our notebook.

 make a donation

Make a donation
Help to secure more museum artefacts and this site's future.

 see our Facebook page
 login / register