The History of Bromsgrove Spiritualist Church

Our Founding Members of the Bromsgrove Spiritualist Churh
Gordon Higginson MSNU
Gordon Higginson MSNU

In 1965 three like minded ladies Renee Crane, Jo Hewitt and Nan Eveson met to discuss their belief in the 'afterlife'. They decided they would hold a meeting to test the interest, if any, of the local community. They booked the local council hall as their venue and invited a medium called Gordon Higginson to give a demonstration of clairvoyance.

The event was advertised in the local press. The ladies were worried that the evening would 'flop' particularly as the weather that evening was wet and windy. Several people turned up outside the entrance door to heckle, but this did not deter people and before long the hall was filled to capacity.

The evening was a huge success with many people receiving messages from their loved ones in the world of spirit. The local press had been invited and the following week they wrote a wonderfully positive review (the reporter had been given a message!)

The medium that evening, Gordon Higginson, later went on to become the President of the Spiritualists' National Union from 1970 to 1993.

That evening in 1965 was the launch of Bromsgrove Spiritualist Church. The beginnings were humble, with meetings being held in rented rooms over shops, pubs, a gymnasium and even a British Legion Cellar! Eventually enough money was raised to put a deposit on our own church building which is where we still are today.

The building we bought was an old church building which had fallen into a very poor state of repair, but over the years we have fundraised hard to bring the building into the excellent condition it is in today. We still have a large mortgage on our building which is paid for entirely by donation. Our church is a happy place which we all love. Why not come to visit us? A warm welcome is given to all.

On the 5th January 1991 Gordon Higginson MSNU returned to Bromsgrove Spiritualist Church as President of the SNU to perform the Church Dedication Service.

Cyril & Joyce Jackson
Cyril & Joyce Jackson
Shirley Ann Bach
Shirley Ann Bach

Cyril & Joyce Jackson
Early church members and benefactors to the church.

Shirley Ann Bach
25th March 1957 - 14th January 2005
Vice President, organist and benefactor to the church.
Author of 'My Spirit Bubble'.

'My Spirit Bubble' by Shirley Bach