Port Elizabeth of Yore: Russell Road Methodist Church – 1872 to 1966

Russell Road Church, though not the original home of Methodism in Port Elizabeth, is the Mother Church of those now extant. The first Methodist Church was erected in Queen Street in 1841, on the spot where the settlers had pitched their tents, and where the Reverend William Shaw, standing upon a rock, had preached in the open air.

This is the history of the church that my maternal grandparents attended.

Main picture: Russell Road Methodist Church

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