This church was built in 1927-28 by the to replace the small and inadequate Wesleyan Methodist churches in Church Street and Howard Road in Shirley. Much of the funding was provided by Joseph Rank of the flour-milling business, who was himself a staunch Methodist.

St James Road Methodist Church

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The church as it looks today.

St James Road Methodist Church

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Photograph, c.1978

see also

Further reading:
Shirley from Domesday to D-Day, by John Guilmant and Hilary Kavanagh, p58-59. (HS/h.SHI)
St James Road Methodist Church. Golden Jubilee. (HS/j)


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