Birmingham, Broad Street, Church of the Messiah
The new Church of the Messiah was built to designs by the architect John Jones Bateman, The foundation stone was laid on 11 August 1860 and the church opened on 1 January 1862 at a cost of £10,000. The site was unusual in that it straddled the Birmingham Canal forming part of the Broad Street canal tunnel.
Early members of the congregation included members of the Martineau family who would produce many Birmingham Lord Mayors throughout the 19th and 20th centuries and Joseph Chamberlain and his son Neville attended services in this church.
Samuel Bache was a Unitarian minister.
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