Some other Christian denominations

Below are listed some events reported in the local press. As will be seen, not many of these have yet been found.

29 March 1927

The funeral of Uriah Battye, miner, of West Parade, Coxhoe, was conducted at the Salvation Army Hall, opposite West Parade, Coxhoe, by Capt. Rawson. Burial was at Coxhoe Churchyard – service by Bro. Thomas Sidgwick. 300 attended.

(Source: Durham County Advertiser 31 March 1927, p4.)


8 November 1931

“Armistice Service in Cinema

“Minister Refused Permission to Preach in Church

“The Remembrance Day service at Coxhoe, Durham, on Sunday [8 November] afternoon will be held in a cinema instead of at the parish church, as arranged. The Bishop of Durham has declined permission to the Rev. Arthur Watson, the Primitive Methodist minister at Coxhoe, to give the address in the parish church unless he gives an assurance in writng that he personally accepts the conditions of reunion formulated at the Lambeth Conference. Mr. Watson is not prepared to do so, and, in consequence, has been informed by the Bishop that he cannot give the address in the parish church.

“The Vicar of Coxhoe will take part in the service at the cinema with Mr. Watson and Captain Statham, of the Salvation Army.”

(The Manchester Guardian, Saturday 7 November 1931, p.7)


9 September 1962

Jehovah’s Witnesses held their semi-annual circuit assembly in Bowburn Welfare Community Centre. Over 700 attended to hear Mr. Rieger’s “The Bible’s Answer to Our Problem of Survival”.

It was said that this was the first religious assembly in the new £65,000 centre. However George Scott, of 19, Burn Street wrote to the Advertiser to point out that there had already been two united services of village churches and one Durham Road Methodist Church Sunday School anniversary, in the new centre.

(Source: Dur. Co. Adv. 14 September 1962 pp. 1 + 11.)


14 December 2010

A Salvation Army Band gave a carol concert at Christ the King Church, Bowburn.

(Source: Bowburn Interchange no. 57.)