METHODIST CHURCH OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

 

Website: http://www.mcca-southcaribbean.org/

 

North Trinidad Circuit:

Rev. Benjamin Gorman 

Rev. Maxine Forrest

Rev. Joseph McDonald Hepburn

Email: <mcdheppie@yahoo.com>

 

1826: Hanover Methodist Church, Corner Duke & Abercrombie Streets, Port-of-Spain

The foundation stone of the Port-of-Spain Chapel, seating upwards of 600 persons, was laid on 2 March, 1826, when

Sir Ralph Woodford was Governor, The chapel was opened for worship in November 1827, the ministers, at the time,

being the Rev. Samuel Woolley and John Stephenson. Tradition has it that the chapel was built with the help of enslaved

persons.

Minister:

Tel.: (868) - 632 - 0475

 

1886: Tranquillity Methodist Church, 3 Victoria Avenue, Port-of-Spain (Corner of Tragarete Road).

The foundation-stone of a temporary iron church, in the Port-of-Spain suburb of Tranquillity, was laid on 18 March, 1886

by the Governor, Sir William Robinson, and it was opened a few months later. The church was completed in 1886 on

land which was originally part of Tranquillity Estate, established in 1787 as the first sugar estate in Trinidad. In January

1906, the cornerstone of the present church was laid.

 

The National Trust has designated Tranquillity Methodist Church as a historic building.

 

Tel.: (868) - 625 - 4118 (Church Office)

Fax: (868) 625-2557

Circuit email: <methtrin@carib-link.net>

Superintendent Minister: Rev. Dr. Lesley Anderson

 

Belmont Methodist Church, Port-of-Spain

Belmont Manse, 138A Belmont Circular Road, Belmont

Tel.: (868) - 624 - 1170

 

D’Abadie Methodist Church

D’Abadie Methodist Manse, 277 Serbian Drive, La Resource, D’Abadie

Minister: Rev. Benjamin Gorman

Tel.: (868) - 646 - 5464

 

Note: Rev. Benjamin Gorman also serves the congregations of

Arima, Methodist Church, Simone Avenue

Morvant Methodist Church, Corner Semp Street & Morvant Avenue

Sangre Grande Methodist Church, Picton Road

 

Tunapuna Methodist Church, Balthazar St., Tunapuna

 

South Trinidad Circuit:

1875: San Fernando Methodist Church, 24 Harris Promenade, San Fernando

The old building, being too small for their increasing congregation, the San Fernando chapel was erected in 1881.

Tel.: (868) - 652 - 2238

Rev. Shermin Wilkinson

 

La Brea Methodist Church

La Brea Methodist Manse, 1111 Rambin Circular, La Brea

Tel.: (868) - 648 - 7597

 

From: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39646565@N05/5269195221/

Angelo Bissessarsingh surveys the history and makes a plea.

 

Tobago Circuit:

Methodist Church, Cuyler Street, Scarborough, Tobago

Building commenced on 24 November, 1824 and was completed in 1826.

Superintendent Minister: Rev. Duane Samm

 

Church Office, Fort Street, Scarborough

Tel.: (868) - 639 - 2476

 

Manse, The Chateau, Calder Hall, Tobago

Tel.: (868) - 639 - 3904

 

Other Tobago Manses:

Charlotteville - Tel.: (868) - 660 - 4310

Warner’s House, Mason Hall - Tel.: (868) - 635 - 0340

 

Methodist Church in the Caribbean, 42 Seaview Gardens, Point Cumana

Tel.: (868) - 632 - 0475 - same tel as Hanover Methodist Church

(This also is the North Trinidad Circuit Manse)

 

 

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A Century and a Quarter of Hanover Methodist Church History, 1809-1934

 

Franklin, CB

 

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, 1934

 

32 pages pamph, frontis; 2 p. l., [3]-32 p. front., port. 18 cm.

 

Library of Congress - Request in: Jefferson or Adams Building General or Area Studies

Reading Rooms

 

BX8483.P6 H3

 

42044305

 

 

Tranquility Methodist Church, 1886-1966: eightieth anniversary and Christian stewardship

renewal

 

Tranquility Methodist Church, Port-of-Spain

 

Port-of-Spain, 1966. UWI Ref.: 062117110523

 

Library of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine (West Indiana Library)

 

BX8266 T8 T772 T7

 

1700326617

 

 

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Some Historical Reflections on the Church in the Caribbean: an Address / by Eric Williams

to the Synod of the South Caribbean District of Methodist Church at the Tranquillity Church,

Port-of-Spain, on 24 January, 1973.

 

Williams, Eric Eustace, 1911-1981

 

Port-of-Spain : Public Relations Division, Office of the Prime Minister, 1973?

 

National Library of Trinidad & Tobago (Heritage)

 

Ref WI 277.29 Wi c.1

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The Methodist Church, Tobago Circuit: Heritage Year 1986

 

[Tobago: Methodist Circuit, 1986] 062117110523

 

University of the West Indies Library (UWI), St. Augustine

 

BX8266 T7 M48 1986

 

1700271329 (West Indiana Library) 1 copy

 

 

See:

Methodist Church of Trinidad & Tobago: A Historical Note

 

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