Methodist Central Hall Westminster
Westminster Central Hall, Westminster Methodist Hall or Methodist Central Hall Westminster is a building in London, England. It is located on Victoria Street, right on Parliament Square, next to the Elizabeth II Conference Centre and facing Westminster Abbey.
It is a multi-purpose building: a Methodist church, a conference and exhibition center, art gallery, an office building, and is also a tourist attraction represents the " Great Hall " can accommodate up to 2352 people place.
The Methodist Central Hall was built in 1912 as a memorial to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the death of John Wesley on the grounds of the Royal Aquarium, Music Hall, Imperial Theatre, an event building complex consisted of 1876-1903.
For the construction of the Central Hall contributed approximately 1,025,000 donors ( or also called 'Million Guinea Fund ') 1898-1908 the ' Wesleyan Methodist Twentieth Century Fund ' the einzahlten. The goal of this foundation was to collect one million guineas from one million Methodists.
In the Central Hall, the first meeting of the United Nations in 1946 took place.
From 1932 to 2000, the Methodist Central Hall Westminster served as the headquarters of the Methodist Church of Great Britain.
The organ was built in 1912 by organ builder Arthur Hill. 1968-1970 the organ by organ builders Rushworth & Dreaper was reorganized and expanded, and overtaken by the organ builders Harrison & Harrison most recently in 2011. The instrument has 66 registers ( 4731 pipes ), four manuals and pedal. The Spieltrakturen are electro-pneumatic, the Registertrakturen are electric.
- Couple Normal Couplers: I / II, III / I, III / II, IV / I, IV / II, IV / III, I / P, II / P III / P IV / P
- Sub and Superoktavkoppeln: III / III, IV / IV