Taken from the booklet first published in 1996 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Crownhill Methodist Church 1871 to 1996 edited by Plymouth journalist Andrew Townsend.
IT is a great privilege to send greetings to you on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of your church building.
The church at Crownhill has an honourable history of service in the cause of Christ and various commemoration boards around the building testify to the way the people have responded over the years to changing requirements in the building.
My own greetings, together with those of the circuit, mingle with warm memories of the year I shared with you between 1993 and 1994.
May you ever keep your sights fixed on Jesus who calls His people to faithful service in a changing world.
May God richly bless you all as, with Martin, you respond to the Spirit's leading.
With every blessing for this special occasion.
Edgar D Daniel
Superintendent Minister, The Methodist Church, Plymouth Circuit