For people who have lived in Horley, whether recently, in the past or for most of their lives, they are sure to have heard of the Methodist Church; but few will realise that 2009 is the Church's Centenary.
This book gives 'a brief history of the church on its present site with a look back to earlier times'. It explains the history of Methodism in Britain and then in Horley through the Primitive Methodists and the Wesleyan Methodists.
The second half of the book traces the history of the Victoria Road site, together with photographs of the buildings and its Ministers.
On reading this carefully researched book, one is aware that this is a church that has seen many changes in its first hundred years and is prepared to 'Go Forward' to meet the changing world and the needs of the community.
This 32 pp. book is available for £2.00, from the Horley Methodist Church cafe Wednesday and Saturday mornings,
or Doug Cox 01293 410366.
Veronica Ballard July 2009