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The following information was extracted from the book:
A sketch of the History of Knock Methodist Church, Belfast,
by T.B.Andison, F.C.I.S., M.Inst.T. 1869-1957
The foundation stone of the first Methodist Church at Knock, Belfast, was laid by James Lindsay, Esq. on 17th August, 1869. The church was opened for Divine Worship on 13th January, 1870, by the Rev. Wm. Archer, M.A, although it is likely that prior to this, services were held in the houses of various members of the Church.
The first Leaders Meeting was held in the house of Mr. Thomas Pulman, on 30 Dec 1871, and those present were:
Rev. Geo. Alley
Rev. Lindsay Parker
Mr. Thos. Pulman
Mr Robt. Campbell
Mr I. K. Mitchell
Mr Thomas Waugh
Mr Thomas J. Nicholl
In June 1882, a further site for the building of a new Church was obtained, and the Dedicatory Service was conducted on 13 June 1883, by the Rev Charles Garrett, President of the Methodist Conference.
The following were the Trustees of the new Church:-
Rev. James Wherry
Rev. Andrew Armstrong
Mr James Lindsay
Mr John Fulton
Mr J.J. Shillington
Mr Thomas Pulman
Mr William Hinde
Mr Lancelot Shaw
Mr John L. Pulman
Mr Edward Emerson
Mr W. Wellwood
WW1 Roll of Honour:
The following members of the congregation volunteered for service in the war:-
Emerson, Capt. Crawford
Coulter, Second-Lieut. F.
Montgomery, Capt. W.A.
Shillington, Lieut. T.C.
Campbell, Sergeant Hugh
Campbell, Wm. H.
Collins, Sergeant Leslie
Collins, Second-Lieut. F.C.
Eckford, Lieut. J.W.
Evans, Sergeant, W.
Evans, Hubert, 2nd A.M., R.F.C.
Byers, Second-Lieut. Thos.
Forde, John Swanton
Martin, Second-Lieut. H.J.
Totton, Sergeant T.S.
M'Millen, Second-Lieut. J.H.
Metcalfe, George, A.
IN LOVING MEMORY
WW2 Roll of Honour:
John T. Brown
D. Stanley Peattie
These also served in the combating forces, including the Merchant Navy:
Ballymacarrett Circuit (including Knock)
|Date of Appointment:||Name|
|1870||Gorge Alley and Andrew M'Ilwaine|
|1871||George Alley and Lindsay Parker|
|1872||R Crawford and Samuel Hutchinson|
|Knock formed into a Separate Circuit, 1874|
|1873||Joseph W. M'Kay|
|1878||Wallace M'Mullen and S.T. Boyd, B.A.|
|1885||William Crawford, M.A.|
|1888||James D. Lamont|
|1891||William Guard Price|
|1893||William Guard Price and James M. Alley|
|1898||Caleb S. Laird, M.A.|
|1899||Caleb S. Laird, M.A. and Richard Green|
|1900||James Robertson, D.D. and W.J. Robinson, B.A.|
|1902||James Robertson, D.D., and Hugh M. Watson|
|1903||Wesley Guard and Hugh M. Watson|
|1905||Wesley Guard and George A. M'Ilwrath|
|1906||James D. Lamont and John W.P Elliott|
|1907||James D. Lamont and Charles H. Crookshank, M.A.|
|1909||Alexander Egan and Charles H. Crookshank, M.A.|
|1911||Alexander Egan and Thomas Rutherford|
|1919||William H. Smyth, M.A.|
|1923||Ernest W. Young|
|1926||Randall C. Phillips|
|1929||W. Johnstone Hunter|
|1934||B. Brooke Morton|
|1937||R.H. Gallagher, B.A. and W.H. Fullerton|
|1940||Bertram G. East and James P. Carter|
|1944||Bertram G. East and J. Lennox Booth|
|1945||W. Moore Graham and J. Lennox Booth|
|1949||W. Moore Graham and J. Aubrey West|
|1950||Robert J. Good and W.A. Agnew, B.A.|
|1953||Robert J. Good and H.F. Aiken|
|1954||Robert J. Good and N. Cyril Haire|
|1955||John Hart and William I. Hamilton|
|1956||John Hart and J.B. Turner|
|1957||John Hart and J.B. Turner|
|1880-1882||Thomas Pullman and William Hinde|
|1883-1885||Thomas Pullman and Lancelot Shaw|
|1886-1887||Wm. Wellwood and John Watson|
|1888-1890||Wm. Wellwood and James Boyd|
|1891-1892||M.L. Shaw and Thomas Pullman|
|1893||Wm. Wellwodd and D. Jones|
|1894||Wm. Wellwood and Henry Taylor|
|1895||Thomas Pullman and Henry Taylor|
|1896-1899||Thomas Pullmand and James Boyd|
|1900||Thomas Pullman and John S. Shaw|
|1901-1902||Thomas Pullman and David Jones|
|1903-1904||David Jones and W.J. Farrell|
|1905-1907||J.S. Shaw and Robt. B. Alexander|
|1908-1910||W.J. Farrell and Hugh M'Millen|
|1911-1912||W.J. Farrell and Herbert Nixon|
|1913-1915||W.J. Farrell and David Jones|
|1916||J.St. J. Phillips and R.B. Alexander|
|1917-1919||Robt. B. Alexander and Geo. S. Sterling|
|1920-1923||W.Bambrick and Dr. R.G. Campbell|
|1924-1927||John Gordon and F. Coulter|
|1928-1930||C.E. Bourke, J.P., and Wm. A. Gibson|
|1931-1933||J. Crowe and S.D. Lawrenson|
|1934-1936||S.D. Lawrenson and J. Robinson|
|1937-1938||James Robinson and R.J. Wilson|
|1939-1940||James Robinson and J.V. Addy|
|1941||James Robinson and R.J. Wilson|
|1942-1944||James Robinson and W.J.R. Doran, B.SC.|
|1945-1946||James Robinson and E. Dawson|
|1947-1949||P.L. Davis and A.E. Johnston|
|1950-1952||W. Girvan and J. Davison|
|1953-1955||R.F. Sheldon and R.H. Moffatt|
|1956-1957||A.V. Bradley and G.R. Black.|