Lecture: The Women of Christ Church, Verulam Road, in mid-19th century St Albans

at Marlborough Road Methodist Church

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In 1859 a new Anglican church was consecrated in St Albans. Originally intended for a Roman Catholic congregation, Christ Church in Verulam Road owed its existence to the generosity of Mrs Isabella Worley of New Barnes. She stepped in upon the death of its original benefactor, Alexander Raphael, MP for St Albans, and financed the completion of the church and the living of its first minister, Revd Henry Smith. She was just the first of many women, from all classes, who supported the new church. This talk will explore their contribution to the life of both church and town, and consider the impact of the evangelical message on their personal lives.

Dr Julie Moore is a Visiting Research Fellow with the University of Hertfordshire. A longtime member of SAHAAS, she was closely involved in the Society’s Home Front project.

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