Letchworth Garden City Church (as we know it today) originally started as a small home group Bible study in Common View, Letchworth in the 1920’s.
During these gatherings, studying the Bible, singing in worship and praying for each other and God’s people was done. As it grew, it provided ministry to other communities as small fellowships were also formed in nearby towns. There were also many open-air meetings in the town and surrounding area. A very small pedal organ was carried to each witness meeting, along with other instruments.
As the church grew and gained its own building in Letchworth, a choir and orchestra came into being (in 1932) for worship and praise to God.
From this time, the church grew very slowly, and then in 1939 the Second World War broke out. However, it was told that in one prayer meeting the church was given a promise in prophecy that no bombs would drop on Letchworth. To our knowledge, that was true and they dropped outside of the Letchworth boundary.
Besides the main Sunday meetings, the Sunday school was held on a Sunday afternoon at 3pm. The anniversaries each year were a highlight for the children when they received a book for attendance at a special service of praise. The yearly outing was to a local place for a picnic, games and fellowship, travelling in a furniture van. Alternatively they went to the seaside, saving up each week at Sunday school for the fare and spending money. For many, this was the outing of the year.