Hertford Methodist Church seeks to serve God in Hertford and the wider world through love and fellowship
March 10th. John Wesley preached, probably in the market place.
Benjamin Colley preached - impressed Abraham Andrews.
Schoolroom built by Abraham Andrews at rear of 25 Castle Street.
John Wesley preached in the schoolroom.
January 17th. John Wesley preached to girls, then boys and, in the evening, adults.
December 18th. John Wesley returns but there is no society. He does not preach.
February 13th. John Wesley preaches at 'poor dead Hertford' to a room full of people.
December 20th. John Wesley comes again.
December 9th. John Wesley 'for once saw a serious and quiet congregation'.
October 30th. John Wesley 'preached at noon to 50 or 60 dull creatures at poor desolate Hertford.
Hertford separated from the Bedford Circuit and became head of the Circuit.
Hertford Circuit ended.
Methodists meeting in Back Street (now Railway Street) in Butcherly Green (Bircherley Green), directly opposite the Friends Meeting House.
In the Bishop's Stortford circuit.
Moved to 14 Railway Street on the corner of Market Place.
In the Ware and Bishop's Stortford Circuit.
Moved to a Calvinistic Methodist chapel belonging to the Countess of Huntingdon Connexion.
Head of circuit again. Land purchased in Ware Road for £200.
Wesley Chapel and Primitive Methodist Chapel both in Railway Street.
Chapel opened at a cost of under £1,000.
No mention of Primitive Methodists in the town.
Waltham Abbey and Hertford Circuit formed.
March 15th Church reopened after considerable refurbishment. Seating for 350! 150 scholars! Midweek services as well as 2 on Sundays.
33 Ware Road bought for a manse.
London and Hertford Mission Circuit formed, which included Bishop's Stortford.
Circuit divided again to form the Waltham Abbey and Hertford Circuit, separate from the Bishop's Stortford group.
11 Queen's Road bought for a manse.
Renovations including removal of pews, pulpit moved to the side and radiators installed. Cost £675.
Small plot of land bought at the back of the property giving access from Townshend Street.
Small plot of land bought adjoining the building.
Decision to demolish and rebuild. 'The toilets were disgusting!'. Membership 94.
13 Ware Road bought from Enfield Highway Co-operative Society, adding 27' to the 45' frontage.
November 9th. Reopened at cost of £32,000. Membership 103.
Manse in Queen's Road sold, 104 Ware Road bought.
15 Ware Road purchased by generous donation.
Suggestion to open up the front of church.
Ware Road manse sold, 14 Jasmine Drive bought.
Pulpit removed, communion area re-designed and carpeted.
Pews removed, floor stripped and re-sealed. New pulpit and communion rail made from old pews.
Fund raising commences for the project.
15 Ware Road sold. Monies towards the project.
Phase 1. Sanctuary roof insulated, new windows, new lighting, central heating system upgraded.
Phases 2 & 3. New foyer, servery, vestry, toilets, existing kitchen enlarged.
September 25th. Opening and Hog Roast.
October 10th Re-dedication of Sanctuary. Membership 77.