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Mormon Chapel

History of the Mormon Chapel

This church took four years to build and was completed in 1965. Much of the building was done by local members who donated according to their means. About £16,000 came from the 280 local Mormons in annual tithes. The building cost £80,000 and incorporates a gymnasium, stage and large kitchen. It was Cambridge’s first Mormon church and at the time it was built was the latest of about 70 in the UK.

The architect, American L M Seeley, was interviewed in 1964 by the Cambridge News. “We finish a church every ten days in this country, and yet we are building only half as fast as we are converting people.”

Sources: Cambridge News (Cambridgeshire Collection)

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