Maidenhead, High Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Berkshire

Maidenhead Methodist Chapel, front elevation, 7.10.2015
Maidenhead Methodist Chapel, side view, 7.10.2015
Maidenhead Methodist Chapel, memorials, 7.10.2015
Maidenhead Methodist Chapel, notice board, 7.10.2015

Maidenhead, High Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was purchased from the Countess of Huntindon’s Connexion in 1858 was enlarged and improved. According to Walker “A Sunday school erected by the side of the Bridge Street Chapel was removed to High Street and subsequently removed again to make way for the present extensive block of school buildings.” There are three foundation stones dated 7/6/1855, 9/11/1858, and 21/5/1877 marking each of these stages. An entrance porch and choir vestry were added in 1928. In 1873 there were 563 sittings in the chapel. By 1940 this had dropped to 500 in pews. There were three school halls and seven other rooms. The chapel remains in use as a Methodist place of worship.
Sources
John Rylands Library University of Manchester, MAC Lawson Returns of Accommodation provided by Wesleyan Methodist Chapels and other Preaching Places, 1873/49
Methodist Church Buildings: Statistical returns including seating accommodation as at July 1st 1940, No 110
Walker, J. Wesley, A History of Maidenhead. p137
Site visit 7.10.2015

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  • As I have lost contact with the family of the late Tom & Shirley Stuchbery ,whose family are in the family vaults as shown in the photo, I would like to be able find family members.
    Would there be any knowledge of this family so that I may contact them ?
    Do you have or know of someone who could follow up some research on this founding church family ? as am willing of course to pay for this service, Are there any church records of these Stuchberys and other families,
    I do hope you may be able help me as much as I would love to be able to travel to visit your lovely Town/City of Maidenhead. Australia has no overseas travel, and besides I maybe to old to travel ?
    I look forward to some contact, in the mean time Kind Regards:
    Robin Ephraim Stutchbury:
    P.S:Could some one please take a clear photo the Stuchbery Vaults and the grave marker stone on the wall as I can’t read this one because of the rose bush,I am willing to pay or donate to the Church ,TY.

    By Robin Stutchbury (22/10/2021)

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