Rev. E. Lincoln Minshull, Minister, Methodist Central Hall, Coventry 1952–1961

Scope and Content

The history of Methodism in Coventry, his life and work. The movement within the Methodist church that produced the Central Hall. The mid-19th century, Samuel F. Collier, social service work. Coventry Methodist church – the Reverend T. Malcolm Taylor. The Central Hall (opened 14 January 1932). Mission outlook – 1932 Rev. F. Robson, 1939 Rev. William Cookson, always present at the time of need. Wartime. Religion and life campaign, concerts, orchestras, 1946 Rev. George Pollock, new Coventry mission circuit, 1952 Rev. Lincoln Minshull. The impact of Methodism in the community – the industrial chaplaincy and community services. The Open Air Forum – Lord Mayor’s chaplain. Connection with the religious life of the city, the Coventry council of churches. People who made their mark on the life of the city – Alderman Emily Smith, John Shelton. Social services. Warwick University. Liaison with the city council. Area chaplain - the Air Training Corps. Remembrance Day services. The kind of people who are Methodists. 50 minutes.