Left is the only image of the Mission Church we have so far been able to find. It occurs ‘accidentally’ on a railway photograph and the picture shown is only part of the whole picture which was recently posted on Flickr by Bruce Grime. We have asked his permission to reproduce it here.
In the background one can see the Harbourmasters houses (with chimneys) built by the Midland Railway at the time of the harbour construction and labelled Midland Villas on OS maps of the time. The single story buildings in front of them are the Mission Church and its hall, the building with the long sloping roof.
The engine appears to have a British Rail insignia on the tender so the date is after 1948, when the railways were nationalized One can see where the description ‘Railway Church’ comes from.