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Meet the team

Rev Jonathan Haigh


The Victoria Hall was conceived and designed to bring the focus of the Wesleyan Mission into a new era.  They planned the building not to celebrate the past, as a monument to old glories, but to set a precedent for the future commitment of the Methodist Mission to the cities.

When the  Victoria Hall opened in 1908, George Mcneal, the minister, made a proclamation of intent.  The Victoria Hall was to be.....

A great evangelical preaching centre;

The headquarters of a strong, vigorous and active Mission Church;

A house of mercy in the centre of the city with an ever open door;

A people's home, the social and religious centre of their thought and activity;

A rallying ground for all kinds of philanthropic and religious enterprise in the city.

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