Church History

Christian Fingerle has accepted the position as the Church History Multi-Area Manager for the Europe and Europe East areas. He will be based in Frankfurt, Germany, at the Europe Area Office.
When I was a child of six attending the Church’s branch located in Neville Street, Oldham, Freddie Fowles was brought to it in his invalid carriage. I used to think the carriage looked like a coffin on wheels.
The Albert Hall was briefly the venue for anti-‘Mormon’ lectures and debates in the 1880s
The cottage where David McKay, father of President David O McKay, was born in Scotland.
Edith Russell from Bradford won first prize in 1942 for this story in the annual Christmas Literary Contest
This is the story of Merthyr Tydfil in the 1930 where missionaries made a difference
Before joining the church in 1893 Benjamin R. Birchall had said 'It will be a mighty cold day when I join the Mormon church'
Also 180 years since the restored gospel was first accepted in Scotland.
New converts were baptised in this fast flowing, icy river
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?