We have been here for over 111 years.
This is the story of our church and how it was built with the effort of a number of devout Christians who gave labour and resources free of charge. There will be a number of names quoted in this story which will mean very little to readers but it would be impossible to tell of this great venture and only mention a few although undoubtedly there were many more involved than has been recorded in history.

The story commences with Mr Robert Furber, undoubtedly Furber Road, St George is named in memory of him.

Mr Furber was a Wesleyan Methodist residing in the area and felt moved to erect a statue in memory of the great evangelist.

After much thought however he decided to assist with the erection of a sanctuary in which the gospel that Wesley preached might be proclaimed.

Mr Furber owned a piece of land off Bryants Hill and decided he would donate this land for the church site. He stated at the time that he could not sell any land to HIM to whom it all belonged and considered it a great privilege to give his substance to raise a memorial to Wesley. He stated that he was surprised that no-one in the locality had thought of doing this before.

Some difficulties presented themselves because the land which Mr Furber owned did not front onto the highway but after some agreement with the tenants of the cottages which blocked the way Mr Furber was able to purchase the site.

Numerous Bristol and Bath firms were approached and gave contributions of pennant stone, freestone, bricks, ironwork, felting for the roof and sanitary pipes namely Messrs Thatcher Brothers the Hanham Quarry owners, Mitchell Brothers, Merryweather Brothers, Scuse Brothers, Sampson Brothers, Weech and Sons, Woody, Shellard, Golding, Haskins, Gee, Bridgers, Jones and Warlow.

Much of the hauling was done without cost to the church by Messrs Butler, Thatcher, Fry, Townsend, Joy and Golding.

Two quarries were placed at their disposal from which a quantity of rubble was drawn by free labour and hauled to the site. Free use was granted for three years in which time most of the stone required was obtained. A large quantity of pennant stone was given free of charge by Mr George Hunter and Mr A. H. Peters and among the many who helped to quarry and haul the stone were Messrs Howard, Golding, Iles, Bush, Brain, Coward and Badman. These gifts of labour and material were of great value and reduced the cost of the Church immensely.

A large stone, probably a doorstep, and which had been purchased by Mr Francis Hicks at the time Wesleys old Kingswood Boarding School for Boys was taken down to make room for the present reformatory school, had been kept as a relic of one of the most historic institutions in Methodism and was offered by him to the trustees. It was prepared, cut and sanded by Mr George Hunter, a working man. A suitable inscription was cut into it by Mr A. Weechs free of charge and later it was laid by Mr Furber on the site he had given, amidst great rejoicing, on Wednesday 7th June 1903.

Three beautifully stained glass windows, highly commended by experts of such works of art were designed and erected by Messrs J Bell and Sons of Bristol. The largest window in the front was given by Mr W. H. Butler J.P. and his wife Ester. The window in the western transept was given by Mr R. Furber and his wife, Amelia, and is dedicated to John Wesley. The window in the eastern transept was a gift and is dedicated to Charles Wesley.

A very handsome clock with a heavy striking bell was put in the tower by Messrs Kemp Brothers, Bristol at the expense of Mr Furber.

The cost of laying out the extensive grounds surrounding the church with grass lawns and flowering evergreen shrubs together with Italian Terrazzo marbled sidewalks was also paid for by Mr Furber.

A very fine two manual organ costing nearly 500 Pounds was the gift of the Right Honourable Andrew Carnegie, Mr Furber and George Peters.

Mr C. Warlow gave, in addition to felting the roof, the brass and ironmongery for furnishing throughout the church and vestries. Messrs R. Wilkins and Sons gave an ornamental baptismal font wrought in Caen Stone. Mr C. Tuckey, solicitor of Bristol, and Mr Hugh Dinsley, architect, rendered professional services far in excess of any remuneration he asked or received.

Mrs Price-Hughes sent a valuable copy of the Holy Bible which had been used by her distinguished husband, the late Reverend Hugh Price-Hughes M.A. in his study. Great store is set on this volume and it is kept strictly for pulpit use. Mr Furber also gave, jointly with his daughter Mrs G. Peters, land on which to build a schoolroom at the rear of the Church.

Dedication of the Memorial Church took place on Monday 17th June 1907, the anniversary of Wesleys birth, and long before the time advertised for the beginning of the service a crowd which would have twice filled the building sought attendance. After devotions keys suitably inscribed were presented by the architect to Mrs W. H. Butler and Mr R. Furber to open the two front doors. Similar keys were presented to Mrs G. Peters and Mrs W. Clark who opened the two side doors.

It was reported that in a few moments the house was packed to excess, with many being unable to gain admittance.