• Devon Heritage Centre
Reference number
  • 5423D
  • 1814-1989
  • 2 trunks
Access status
  • Open
  • Fonds
Admin history
  • History notes for 5423 United Reformed Church, Southernhay, Exeter. First formed in Exeter by Lewis Stuckley during the Commonwealth. He established a Congregational Church in the Nave of the Cathedral in 1650. Calvinist Methodist tabernacle in Coombe Street. Church established in Castle Street in 1794-1870 Church built in Southernhay 1870-1910 Church destroyed 1942 by bombs during WWII The rebuilt Southernhay Congregational Church officially opened 1957 and adjoining rooms in 1959. Church hall opened in 1961. Southernhay has always been a 'Congregational' church but elected to become a member of the new 'United Reformed' Church which is a union of the Congregational and Presbyterian denominations. The new Church was inaugurated in Westminster Abbey on 5th October 1972. Castle Street Sunday School (Davis Trust Charity)