London The Lighthouse United Methodist Free Church

120 Markhouse Road London E17 8RR

The Lighthouse United Methodist Free Church

The story goes that the remarkable Lighthouse United Methodist Free Church in Walthamstow looks the way it does because of ┬áCaptain King of the Bullard King Steamers. In 1889 Captain King donated the site on Markhouse Road and paid for the building, begun in 1892 – and had a big say in the design by J. Williams Dunford, originally complete with ┬árevolving light shining during services.

Lighthouse Methodist Church opened in 1893 and was a replacement for a house in Myrtle Road, Walthamstow which had served the group of Methodists, originally from a Wesleyan church in Hackney, who began the church mission in 1887.

The church was the best-attended nonconformist church in Walthamstow in 1903 with congregations of over 1,500. On Methodist Union in 1932 it became Lighthouse Methodist church, and still serves as such in 2021.

It is unsurprisingly a Grade II Listed Building and you can read a full description here.

Grid Reference: TQ 36600 88190

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