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15. OPPOSITION TO REBUILDING

The reactions from within the Church and from the more popular press, who were opposed to the scheme of rebuilding the Church House, were very similar to those voiced forty-five years earlier when the first House was proposed. The 1930s seemed as much a time of economy and restraint as had the 1880s, and Canon Partridge repeatedly explained to the scheme's detractors that the new Church House would not be drawing on funds from the Church's coffers and would, in time, provide a considerable income for the Church.

For the second time in its existence, the Council took little notice of its opponents, and, with the passing of the Church House (Westminster) Act 1934, could proceed with redevelopment.

From the Book "The Church House 1888-1988 - A Moment in the Life of the Church"
Published by the Corporation of the Church House in their Centenary Year