ALL OUR YESTERDAYS...........Scroll down the page or point/click on any photo to view details, enlarge and view gallery.

Thomas Harwood Cansfield 1903 - 1968

Thomas Harwood Cansfield 1903 - 1968

Our longest serving Pastor from 1950 to 1968

Hermon Gospel Hall

Hermon Gospel Hall

36 The Village Ryhope. Opened 2nd Jan 1938

Hermon Gospel Hall.

Hermon Gospel Hall.

The small hall had wooden tip up bench seats.

Hermon Gospel Hall Back

Hermon Gospel Hall Back

The old building served us well until it was just too small.

The Cansfield Boys.

The Cansfield Boys.

CENTER: Tom Cansfield instrumental in opening the Church in Ryhope.

Mr & Mrs Bromley

Mr & Mrs Bromley

John and Eunice, Tom Cansfield's daughter and our organist.

Mr & Mrs Joe Scott

Mr & Mrs Joe Scott

Celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary. Joe our organist.

Early Childrens Service

Early Childrens Service

Service before communion. BACK: Miss Rutland & Miss Deans. FRONT: John Brunton, Jean Cansfield, Moira Cansfield, Alan Brunton, David Cansfield and Norma Brunton.

Early Church Group.

Early Church Group.

Outside Hermon Gospel Hall.

Mr & Mrs John Brunton

Mr & Mrs John Brunton

John and Jacqueline's Wedding.

AOG General Conference.

AOG General Conference.

Early 50s 2nd from LEFT: Lizzie Brunton, to her LEFT: Tom Cansfield. 2nd from RIGHT: Eddie Rutland.

AOG General Conference.

AOG General Conference.

Early 50s LEFT to RIGHT: Flo Cansfield, Eddie Rutland, Lizzie Brunton, Tom Cansfield, Renee Lee, Olwyn Cansfield, Ena Brunton & Geo Brunton.

Foots and Harrison Families

Foots and Harrison Families

In the garden of Hermon Gospel Hall.

Sunday School Treat 1969.

Sunday School Treat 1969.

Outing Saltwell Park Gateshead.

Sunday School Treat 1969.

Sunday School Treat 1969.

Saltwell Park Gateshead Lizzie Brunton and daughter Joyce.

Firework Party 1969.

Firework Party 1969.

At Dan & Peggy Cansfield's home.

Building work begins.

Building work begins.

On the new church at the top of Brick Row. The old pit head and pit heap can be seen behind.

The buiding is complete.

The buiding is complete.

The Church was opened 29th November 1969.

Alan and Ruth Telfer

Alan and Ruth Telfer

Our 2nd wedding in the new building 11th Dec 1971

The Ryhope Trio.

The Ryhope Trio.

LEFT to RIGHT; Alan Brunton, Lilian Davis and Sandra Prater.

The Sunderland Quartet.

The Sunderland Quartet.

LEFT to RIGHT: Paul Weaver, Jennifer Young, Margaret Kirton and Peter Young.

Lizzie Brunton and Flo Cansfield

Lizzie Brunton and Flo Cansfield

Lizzie prepared the communion table and was our flower arranger and , sisterhood speaker. Flo not always in the best of health. Both ladies faithful examples in the Church.

Dan and Peggy Cansfield.

Dan and Peggy Cansfield.

Faithful examples in the Church. Dan our Trustee, Bible Class teacher and Minister of the word.

Youth Christmas Party 1970

Youth Christmas Party 1970

Playing one of Sandra Prater's crazy games.

Geo and  Ena Brunton  and Family.

Geo and Ena Brunton and Family.

Geo our Pastor after Tom Cansfield.

Lizzie & Tom Brunton

Lizzie & Tom Brunton

Celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary.

Edwin & Eveline Cansfield.

Edwin & Eveline Cansfield.

Celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary.

Eddie and Midred Davison.

Eddie and Midred Davison.

Celebrating their Ruby Wedding Anniversary.

John &  Lilian Foottit

John & Lilian Foottit

Our first wedding in our new building 16th October 1971

Rob and Olwyn Golding

Rob and Olwyn Golding

Our 3rd Wedding in our new building 12th August 1972

David and Glynis Reynoldson

David and Glynis Reynoldson

Our fourth wedding in our new building 16th September 1972

Mark & Yvonne Ingham.

Mark & Yvonne Ingham.

Mark & Yvonne's Wedding June 1975, Vicki and Kevin their son and daughter were still only toddlers when they emigrated to Australia.

Joyce & and Alan Rowell.

Joyce & and Alan Rowell.

Alan our organist and Joyce our soloist before emigrating to Australia. Joyce back from Australia now. Alan promoted to glory.

60th Church Anniversary.

60th Church Anniversary.

LEFT to RIGHT: Eddie Davison, Mildred Davison, Geo Brunton (our Pastor) cutting the cake Peggy Cansfield (founder member), Joyce Rowell (nee Brunton) and Lily Johnson (nee Brunton).

Christmas Party circa 1970

Christmas Party circa 1970

At Sandra Prater's home.

Christmas Party circa 1970

Christmas Party circa 1970

At Sandra Prater's home.

Peggy Cansfeld

Peggy Cansfeld

With two of her daughters Jean and Moira.

Hawick Youth Camp 1977

Hawick Youth Camp 1977

Celebrating the Queen's Silver Jubilee.

Hawick Youth Camp 1977.

Hawick Youth Camp 1977.

Enjoying the pageant of Queens.

Hawick Youth Camp 1977

Hawick Youth Camp 1977

Youth workers 'volunteer' to help with the pageant.

Hawick Youth camp 1977.

Hawick Youth camp 1977.

Sandra Prater leads the mayhem in the pageant.

Church Group early 70s.

Church Group early 70s.

2nd from RIGHT BACK: Henry Drabble our Pastor. His wife Marian CENTER BACK with 'the hat'.

Young people Mid 70s

Young people Mid 70s

LEFT to RIGHT; BACK: Sandra Prater, Steven Goodrick FRONT; Stuart Goodrick, Alison Cutting, Joy Cansfield, June Cansfield, Jill Carlin & Beverley Harrison.

Church Group mid 70s.

Church Group mid 70s.

CENTER FRONT; Lyndon Davison our Pastor, his wife Ruth and family.

Party Mid 70s.

Party Mid 70s.

At Dan & Peggy Cansfield's home.

John, Norma Foots & Girls

John, Norma Foots & Girls

Leaving to take the Pastoral role at Prudhoe AOG Church.

Scarborough Outing mid 80s

Scarborough Outing mid 80s

BACK: Emily Brown, Mrs Doran, Dorothy Machin, Mr Doran, Peggy Cansfield and Joe Merton our Pastor. FRONT: Grace Reynoldson, Peggy Smith and Betty Daglish.

Family Service 2006

Family Service 2006

Dorothy Machin on left and Vera Morse faithfully served the mothers and toddlers group for many years.,

Four faithful members.

Four faithful members.

LEFT to RIGHT: Flo Cansfield, Lizzie Brunton and Agnes and Nickel Reed.

Christmas Family Service  2002.

Christmas Family Service 2002.

Sandra Prater leading the service.

Norman & Grace Reynoldson.

Norman & Grace Reynoldson.

Celebrating their Ruby Wedding Anniversary.

Eveline Cansfield & Sandra Prater.

Eveline Cansfield & Sandra Prater.

Sad farewell as Evelyn leaves to be nearer family in Leicester.

60th Church Anniversary.

60th Church Anniversary.

Former Pastors LEFT to RIGHT: David Bostock, Joe Merton, Geo Brunton, John Foots (Elder) & Henry Drabble.

Jim Sloanes

Jim Sloanes

Our doorkeeper, handyman and washer up.

Mothers & Toddlers 21st Anniversary

Mothers & Toddlers 21st Anniversary

Grace Reynoldson and Joan Merton cut the cake.

Mothers & Toddlers 21st Anniversary

Mothers & Toddlers 21st Anniversary

LEFT TO RIGHT BACK: Vera Morse, Dorothy Machin, Vera Woods, Ella Graham & Eveline Cansfield. FRONT: Grace Reynoldson.

Mothers & Toddlers 21st Anniversary

Mothers & Toddlers 21st Anniversary

Grace and Jimmy tell the children a story.

Mother & Toddlers 21st Anniversary

Mother & Toddlers 21st Anniversary

Sheila Rowell, daughters Jayne and Claire and grandson Jake.

Church group 2010

Church group 2010

Mark, Gillian and Philip Springate's leaving party 2010.

Pastor Stephen Ajiboye

Pastor Stephen Ajiboye

Induction service 1st May 2010.