Hey everyone! Thank you to those who have already backed this project. And thank you everyone for your help getting the word out on Facebook and Twitter.
In order to make this documentary we need $10,000. Kickstarter is an ALL or NOTHING fundraising platform. This means that if we don’t receive our fundraising target, then we won’t be able to make the documentary.
That said, I want to give you a little sneak peak of the Spurgeon locations we will be visiting. This is just a brief list, there is much more. I’ve put in a lot of time gathering phone numbers, people to contact and things to see to make the most of the time in these locations. Enjoy!
Tollesbury, Essex - Charles’ father, John Spurgeon was honorary pastor of the Independent Church in Tollesbury, Essex
Kelvedon, Essex - Birthplace of Spurgeon
Stambourne - A couple years before Spurgeon died he wrote memories of Stambourne, the old meeting house (congregational church today), his parents grave sites and the manse that he stayed at as a little boy with his aunt
Lavenham - One of Spurgeon’s favourite authors, William Gurnall, ministered there and the church is still going today
Hythe Hill, Colchester - Spurgeon’s home growing up
Great Bromley - According to John Spurgeon, the preacher that was preaching at Charles’ conversion came from the 14th century parish church of St George
Artillery Street Chapel - Where Spurgeon was converted
Eld Lane Baptist Church in Colchester - Spurgeon attended this church on the night of his conversion.
Isleham Ferry on the River Lark - Spurgeon’s baptism site
Teversham Cottage - Spurgeon’s first sermon preached
Waterbeach Chapel - Spurgeon’s first pastoral position
Ivatt and Reid - These guys produce plaques. They have the original Spurgeon plaque “in this room, the rev Charles Haddon Spurgeon preached his first sermon…”
St Andrew’s Baptist Church Cambridge - Have Spurgeon memorabilia and William Carey’s chair and footstall
Queen Square, Bloomsbury - Where Spurgeon first stayed when he got to London
New Park Street Chapel - Spurgeon pastored this church in London
Westminster Abbey - First visited by Spurgeon in 1853
The Crystal Palace - Charles and Susannah did most of their courting here. The building no longer stands but their is a park. Spurgeon preached here to 23,654. His text was Micah 6:9.
Paris - They honeymooned here, Susannah acted as guide as she was fluent in French
Westminster Chapel, Buckingham Gate - Spurgeon preached here in 1865
Surrey Gardens - Spurgeon had many services here, just a memorial stands today
Metropolitan Tabernacle - Lots of never before seen things are in the tabernacle. Including Spurgeon’s study bible.
Crystal Place High Level Station - Spurgeon would have been very familiar with this station
Crouch Oak - Open air preached from Matthew 9:36 here. The same place that John Wycliffe, John Knox, John Wesley and Geroge Whitefield have preached.
Spurgeon’s College - The college that Spurgeon founded
Hellensburgh House - Spurgeon’s house in London
Surrey Square Mission - Opened by Spurgeon it still holds a sunday school ran by the tabernacle
Stockwell Orphange - Spurgeon’s orphanage – James Archer Spurgeon (the great nephew of Spurgeon) serves here as a trustee
Beamish Museum - Spurgeon’s colportage box is situated in the Methodist Chapel
Spurgeon’s Library - Midwestern Baptist Theological Sem inary
Geneva - Spurgeon preached in Calvin’s pulpit. He considered this one of the greatest delights of his life.
St Cross Hospital - “The Dole” Addington Park – a favourite spot for Spurgeon
The Parish Church of St Andrew - When Spurgeon went on a countryside tour they went here, The birthplace of augustus toplady
The Inn on the Green, Ockley - Spurgeon wrote most of his best selling book “John Ploughman’s Talk”
Evangelical Library - Lots of Spurgeon books
Menton - Spurgeon vacationed much here, wrote letters from here and died here.
Royal Albert Hall - Prime Minster Ramsay Macdonald chaired the thanksgiving service to commemorate the centenary of Spurgeon and it was overflowing with people
West Norwood Cemetery - Spurgeon’s resting grounds
AND there are a few more!