Reader voices: My early memories of the LDS Church in the United Kingdom

I joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Wythenshawe, South Manchester, England, in December 1958 at age 17 with my parents and two sisters. We were excited to join the church and keen to grasp the opportunities for growth and progress provided by the LDS Church.

Feeling the fellowship and love of the more established members gave us strength and we soon felt part of the branch.

At the time the church was led by beloved President David O. McKay, and he was often quoted as saying that there would be a “new era” in the British Mission. Many individuals and families joined the church and stakes were created, commencing in 1961 at Manchester.

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