'An exploratory meeting was held in the Grammar School Library on the 16th February, chaired by Mr S W Woodward - headmaster of the Grammar School. The congregations/councils of the eight churches represented all later agreed to become part of the Spalding Council of Churches. St Mary & St Nicolas, St John the Baptist, St Paul's, The Baptist Church, The Congregational Church, Broad Street, St Thomas's Road and The Crescent Methodist Churches.'
'October 24th. At an Inaugural Public Meeting the Revd M H R Synge - St Mary & St Nicolas Church, was elected vice-chairman. The Society of Friends and The Salvation Army (both joined later) were invited to support the work of the Council. The Anglican churches were invited to participate in the already established Free Church week of prayer in Spalding.'