Tyne and Wear HER(15963): Houghton-le-Spring, Burn Promenade, Eshcol Church (Eschol) - Details
Houghton-le-Spring, Burn Promenade, Eshcol Church (Eschol)
Religious Ritual and Funerary
Pentecostal Church. Built in 1949 from bricks from air raid shelters. It was a replacement for the chapel on Union Street. The first pastor was Norman Humphrey. He named the church after the Valley of Eschol in Israel. Eshcol is described as a 'fruitfil valley' in the bible (Numbers chapter 13, verse 23 and chapter 32, verse 9 and Deuteronomy chapter 1 verse 24). There is a stone plaque on the church which reads Eshcol Church 1949. The green noticeboard and interior plaque spells it Eschol (the correct spelling).
Paul Lanagan,2012, The Eshcol Church, www.houghtonlespring.org.uk; Paul Lanagan, 2012, The little church so good they named it twice, article in Seaham and Houghton Star, Wednesday 12 September 2012