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See Branches of Plymouth Brethren to explain abbreviation types (although in short: OB (& TW-P) are Halls & Chapels within the "open brethren" (although GH's (generally) maintain a separate network from the Chapels). EB/TW/TW-N are "Careful" Brethren (similar to OB Halls), and BC are (generally) independent community churches with early or indirect PB influence, and will (usually) not consider themselves "Brethren").  AA/CA refers to assemblies of African or Caribbean origin, or predominant demographic, although all ethnicities are overly welcome in any assemblies.

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Eastern MA

Boston/Cambridge/Newton, MA/N.H./CT metro

Essex County

Beverly

Danvers

Lawrence

Lynn

  • Lynn Meeting Room, MA (EB) +1878-1908+; (TW) +1909-1917+
    • @ Miss Neal's, 337 Western Ave. +1880+
    • c/o Louis Roberts @ cor. Franklin St. & Western Ave. +1880+

Merrimac

Methuen

  • Methuen Gospel Hall, MA (OB) +1904-1927+
    • Lawrence Gospel Hall or Broadway Gospel Hall +1904+; Methuen Gospel Hall or Center Street Gospel Hall +1927+
    • @ Broadway, Lawrence +1904+; Center St., Methuen +1927+
    • c/o Thomas Wilkinson, 84 or 90 Brown St., Methuen +1927+
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that (in 1927), there were 47 in fellowship (17 men, 30 women) including 7 S.S. teachers, presiding over 35 children (for a total of 82). The Hall had a value of $5,000, and $360 was spent (in 1926) towards the Lord's work.

Newbury

  • Byfield Gospel Hall, MA (OB) +1904-1927+
    • Depot Square Gospel Hall +1904+; Central St. +1926-1927+
    • c/o Oliver Gould +1927+; Alvin Gould +1926-1927+
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 18 in fellowship (4 men, 14 women) including 3 S.S. teachers, presiding over 16 children (for a total of 34 in 1926). The Hall was a rented facility, and $200 was spent towards the Lord's work.

North Andover Depot

Peabody

Salem

Saugus

  • Cliftondale Gospel Hall, MA (OB) +1926-1927+
    • Lincoln Avenue Gospel Hall +1927+
    • 2nd St. home & Felton St. clubhouse +1926+; 325 Lincoln Ave. +1927+
    • c/o David Walsh @ 13 1/2 Putnam St. +1926-1927+
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 23 in fellowship (7 men, 16 women) including 5 S.S. teachers, presiding over 30 children (for a total of 53). The Hall was at a rented facility, and $439.70 was spent towards the Lord's work (including $279.70 toward a building fund).

Middlesex County

Chelmsford

  • North Chelmsford Gospel Hall, MA (OB) +1904-1927+
    • @ "Private House, A Village" +1904+; Woods Corner +1927+
    • c/o William Warley +1927+
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 41 in fellowship (15 men, 26 women) including 3 S.S. teachers, presiding over 20 children (for a total of 61). The Hall had a value of $3,000 with no debt (and with $336.98 in expenses), and $325.00 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work.

Framingham

  • Believer's Meeting Room, Framingham, MA (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ 81 Franklin St.
    • c/o O.F. (or O.L.) Herrick @ Western Ave.
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 45 in fellowship (13 men, 32 women) including 1 under 13 years old. The Hall was a rented facility (with $1,113.70 in expenses), and $764.60 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work.


Groton

Lowell

  • Lowell Gospel Hall, MA (OB) +1904-1927+
    • Central Street Gospel Hall +1904+; Moore Street Gospel Hall +1926-1927+
    • @ 1015 Central St., near Davis Square +1904+; Moore St. +1926-1927+
    • c/o George McKee @ 76 Maple St. +1926-1927+; William Alexander, 115 S. Whipple St. +1927+;
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 40 in fellowship (15 men, 25 women) including 5 S.S. teachers, presiding over 35 children (for a total of 75). The Hall had a value of $6,000 with no debt, $600 was spent in 1926 on assembly expenses, and $500.00 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work.


Malden

Somerville

  • Union Chapel, MA (OB) +1904-1927+
    • Somerville Union Chapel +1904+; Medford Union Chapel +1926-1927+
    • @ corner of Broadway & Cedar Sts., Somerville +1904+; 42 Alfred St., Medford +1926-1927+
    • c/o Willard P. Doudale? @ 45 Conwell Ave. +1926-1927+; William B. Fleming, 148 Albion St. +1927+
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 80 in fellowship (40 men, 40 women) including 9 S.S. teachers, presiding over 60 children (for a total of 140). The Hall was worth $18,750 (including $2,250 for the land), with a $7,100 debt at the end of 1926, with $1135.33 in assembly expenses including the new building and sidewalk), and $1863.59 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work.


Wakefield

Norfolk County

Brookline

  • Brookline Gospel Chapel, MA (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ 366 Washington St. +1926+; 64 Walnut St. +1927+
    • c/o James Mawhinney @ 447 Washington St. +1926-1927+; John Wilson @ 80 University Rd. +1927+
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 52 in fellowship (23 men, 29 women) including 5 S.S. teachers, presiding over 50 children (for a total of 102). The Hall had a value of $22,000 with a debt of $16,500 (with $1,940 in expenses), and $375 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Westwood

Plymouth County

Brockton

  • Brockton Gospel Hall, MA (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ 45 Martland Ave.
    • c/o John E. Glenn @ 781 Maine St.
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 22 in fellowship (10 men, 12 women) including 2 S.S. teachers, presiding over 14 children (for a total of 36). The Hall had a value of $2,500 with a debt of $2,100 (with $482.71 in expenses), and $50.00 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.


Suffolk County

Boston

  • Boston African-American Gospel Hall, MA (AA/CA OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ 714-A Shawnee Ave.
    • c/o Joseph A. Cox @ 332 Concord Ave., Cambridge
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 11 in fellowship (4 men, 7 women) including 2 S.S. teachers, presiding over 30 children (for a total of 41). The Hall was a rented facility (with $330 in expenses), and $50 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.
  • Boston Meeting Room, MA (EB) +1873-1908 (TW) +1909-1985+
    • c/o F.G. Brown @ 3 Tremont Row +1873-1874+; F.A. Haworth @ 8 Summer St. +1880-1882+; F.W. Wade @ Chestnut Ave. +1882+; C. Crain @ 13 Tremont Row +1884+
  • Cliff Street Gospel Hall, MA (OB) +1911-1927+
    • Willard Hall; Cliff Street Gospel Hall +1911-1927+
    • @ 24 Cliff Street, Roxbury +1911-1927+
    • c/o William G. Farquhar @ 51 Fairbanks St., Brighton +1926-1927+
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 199 in fellowship (61 men, 138 women) including 22 S.S. teachers, presiding over 203 children (for a total of 502 in 1926). The Hall was a rented facility (with $3,209.09 in expenses), and $2,888.63 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Worcester County (also Worcester metro)

Auburn

Hardwick

Holden

Worcester

  • Central Gospel Hall, Worcester, MA (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ 544 Main St. +1926-1927+
    • c/o James Scott +1926-1927+
      • @ 31 King? St. +1926+; 721 S. Bridge St. +1927+
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 36 in fellowship (17 men, 19 women) including 3 S.S. teachers, presiding over 35 children (for a total of 71). The Hall was a rented facility (with $650 in expenses), and $275 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.
  • Worcester Meeting Room, MA (EB) 1878-1908+; (TW) +1951+
    • c/o Charles Wood @ 171 Grafton St. +1880+; C.E. Haskell @ 19 Home St. +1880+

Providence, R.I. / Warwick, MA metro

Bristol County

Fall River

  • Fall River Gospel Hall, MA (OB) +1904-1927+
    • Rodman Street Gospel Hall +1904-1927+
    • @ 1249 Rodman St. +1904-1927+
    • c/o James R. Reid, 450 Cambridge St. +1926-1927+
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 13 in fellowship (4 men, 9 women) including 5 S.S. teachers, presiding over 37 children (for a total of 50 in 1926). The Hall was worth $2,000, with no debt owed, with $253 spent on hall expenses, and $289 towards the Lord's work.

New Bedford

  • New Bedford Gospel Hall, MA (OB) +1904-1927+
    • Fourth Street Gospel Hall +1904+; Purchase Street Gospel Hall +1927+;
    • @ Fourth St. +1904+; 105 Purchase St. +1927+
    • c/o David McGill @ 193 Blackmer St. +1927+
    • 1926 USCoRB indicates that in 1927 there were 150 in fellowship (75 men, 75 women), including 12 S.S. teachers presiding over 100 students (for a total of 250 in 1926). The Hall was worth $20,000 with no debt.

Western MA

Springfield metro

Hampden County

Chicopee

  • Chicopee Gospel Hall, MA (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ home of Sydney C. Finch
    • c/o Sydney C. Finch @ 236 Springfield St.
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 6 in fellowship (3 men, 3 women). $115.50 was spent towards the Lord's work.

Holyoke

  • Holyoke Gospel Hall, MA (OB) +1904-1927+
    • Main Street Gospel Hall +1904+; High Street Gospel Hall +1927+
    • @ Main St. +1904+; 303 High St. +1926-1927+
    • c/o Robert Oliver, 235 Elm St. +1927+; John McEwen +1927+
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 38 in fellowship (15 men, 23 women) including 4 S.S. teachers, presiding over 30 children (for a total of 68). The Hall was a rented facility (with $550 in expenses), and $675 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work.

Springfield

  • Main Street Gospel Hall, MA (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ 1910 Main St.
    • c/o William Gourley, 48 Rimmon Ave., Chicopee
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 25 in fellowship (10 men, 15 women) including 4 S.S. teachers, presiding over 47 children (for a total of 72). The Hall was a rented facility (with $498.52 in expenses), and $306.24 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work.

Westfield

  • Believers Meeting Room, Westfield, MA (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ Room 8, Commercial Bldg.
    • c/o Clifton A. Noble @ 21 High St.
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 3 in fellowship (1 man, 2 women). The Hall was a rented facility (with $250.00 in expenses), and $150.00 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work.
  • Westfield Gospel Hall, MA (OB) +1904-1927+
    • @ 146 Elm St. +1904+; 29 Elm St. +1926-1927; Room 16, Commercial Bldg., 33 Elm St. +1927+
    • c/o W.H. Emerson, 15 Madison St. +1926-1927+
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 8 in fellowship (2 men, 6 women). The Hall was a rented facility (with $81.94 in expenses), and $35.00 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work.

Hampshire County

Ware