The New Generation Church at David Lane was not always known by that name and did not always look as it did today. Take a journey with us into the past to see its early beginnings. The church was formerly Methodist with the new sanctuary being built some time after the original church.
The Foundation stone for the St John's Methodist Church (the new church) was laid on Saturday November 2nd 1968 at 3pm. It took just under a year to build and stands next to the old church, which is still standing today. The official opening and dedication of the church was Saturday 23rd August 1969 at 3.00pm. This was the start of a new era for Basford Methodists. The church was built to give the Methodist community there at the time a lot of inspiration for the future. This represented a fusion of the congregations of the Basford Road, Park Lane and the Old David Lane churches. It was the result of a reorganisation process which took five years and responded to the needs of shifting populations.
The new church cost approx £28,000 and can seat 200 people as it does today. Fundraising played a huge part in reducing the outstanding balance to just £1,300 by the time it was built.