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SHOEBURY GOSPEL HALL HISTORY

The Assembly in Shoeburyness

Mr Silas Levett and his wife Henrietta together with his brother Mr Victor Levett started the Assembly in the early 20th century. They lived in Westcliff and found like-minded Christians in Shoebury. They met in a house in John Street, initially for some time, but as more people were converted and joined the Assembly they had to find larger premises, which was near the railway station, named ‘Apps Hall’ which they used for some years.

They’ve bought a plot of land in Wakering Avenue and found a builder to construct the present Gospel Hall during 1918/19. It was officially opened in October 1920. As the children’s work expanded an enlarged building was created, a school hall, which held over 100 children every Sunday. At that time the assembly had an average of 100 people in fellowship. Converts were baptised off the beach in the Thames. There were over a hundred members including several railwaymen and soldiers from the nearby barracks.

 

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