The Gateshead prospects were indeed encouraging. During the past year, the membership of Bethesda Chapel had increased from 39 to 300, while the Sunday congregations filled the place. Revivals were also spreading in several of the outlying districts, such as Sheriff Hill, Felling Shore and Mount Pleasant.
From, 'Catherine Booth, Mother of the Salvation Army', Volume I, by Booth-Tucker, page 176.
The church was part of William Booth's Gateshead Circuit.
24th September 1860
'I had a very good day yesterday at Sheriff Hill. Most precious time in the morning. Spoke an hour and 10 minutes with unction and liberty. My own soul was richly blessed and I think many others were. At night I had a good time and splendid prayer meeting, with several under conviction, but only one decided case. I believe, however, we should get two very interesting young gentlemen who were present. One of them is just about to be married to one of my spiritual children, another fruit of my last service at Bethesda. Glory be to God for all his goodness!'
From, 'Catherine Booth, Mother of the Salvation Army', Volume I, by Booth-Tucker, page 189-90
Built in 1836, turned into flats n the 1970s?