Church History

    In May 1852, Thomas Obray loaded a large and heavy box of his tools onboard a screw steamship docked in Liverpool as he prepared to journey to the Mediterranean island of Malta.
    On 27 March 1960, members from congregations across Northern England gathered in the Hippodrome for the organisation of the stake. At one meeting there were 2,026 people present, which represented 85% of the stake’s membership. “Now you keep that up, President Larsen,” said Elder Lee.
    In May 1940 third-generation British Latter-day Saint Arthur Willmott goes missing near Dunkirk, France. As the weeks pass by his family and church leaders receive no news about his whereabouts or his fate. Where was he and what had happened to him?
    From Dundee, Scotland to Liverpool where he would board a ship to travel to America
    Orson F. Whitney was born in Salt Lake City in 1855 and was third generation Latter-Day Saint.
    While searching for the true gospel William Solomon described himself as a sheep without a shepherd.
    Outside the new Sunderland branch chapel, menacing posters and placards greeted members and missionaries
    The Millennial Star of November 1892 includes a Roll of Honour, listing the names of missionaries who died while serving in different parts of the world
    By the winter of 1918/1919, British Saints were keen to rebuild their lives and return to normality, but it would be a while yet until they reached that point.
    The ‘still small voice’ told me I had to go on a mission. I nearly died with shock
    In 1931 James & Elizabeth Wallis arrived in Britain to strengthen the Church and fulfil a unique mission
    The Church Builders who laboured in the British Isles were supported by a wide range of support staff, including office administrators, architects, managers, building supervisors, and others