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National Children’s Home Chapel (Former), Highfield Oval, Harpenden now Youth With A Mission (YWAM)

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In the northeast of the town, this site was originally a settlement for homeless children founded by a Methodist minister Thomas Bowman Stephenson. It moved from London to this site in 1913 but closed in the 1980s. The site became the National Children’s Home, a charity now known as Action for Children. It is now a centre for the Christian community outreach and training organisation Youth with a mission. The chapel is one of a range of buildings around a central grassy oval/

Youth With a Mission website

Harpenden History page

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