Babbins Wood Wesleyan Methodist chapel

Babbinswood Wesleyan Methodist chapel 1
Richard and Elaine Pearce December 2014
Babbinswood Wesleyan Methodist chapel 2
Richard and Elaine Pearce December 2014
Babbinswood Wesleyan Methodist chapel 3
Richard and Elaine Pearce December 2014
Babbins Wood Wesleyan Methodist chapel

Babbins Wood (Babbinswood) had both Primitive and Wesleyan Methodist chapels, almost direct neighbours

Babbins Wood Wesleyan Methodist chapel was opened in 1903. It replaced an earlier building of around 1863 on or very near the same site.

It was still open for worship in 2002 but by 2014 it has been converted into a dwelling.

Photos taken December 2014

OS Map Ref:126:SJ333301

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  • SHREWSBURY FREE PRESS, Saturday 28 July 1866, page 5.
    WESLEYAN CHAPEL. The anniversary of the Wesleyan Chapel, Mile End, was held in a large and commodious tent on Sunday and Monday last … The chapel was built about three years ago … the beautiful little sanctuary is now free from debt. The Rev. J. Daniels having finished his three years’ ministration, gave an affectionate farewell to his friends, wishing them every temporal and spiritual blessing.”
    WELLINGTON JOURNAL, 14 March 1903, page 11.
    PROPOSED NEW WESLEYAN CHAPEL. On Monday a meeting was held at Mile End Wesleyan Church. The trustees met and definitely decided to take down the old chapel and build a chapel which will be larger and better suited to modern requirements. At the public meeting, which followed, the Rev. J. W. Clegg of Oswestry explained the objects and aims of the trustees. Without reckoning the value of the land, he estimated that the amount to be raised to cover all expenses, including all extras, would be £350.”
    SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE, 18 September 1903, page 7
    A new chapel, built under the auspices of the Severn Valley Wesleyan Mission at mile End, Whittington, was opened yesterday week … The new chapel, which is built on the site of the former building, cost £300, with a further £50 for fencing, lighting, and warming. The number of sittings is a hundred, but in cases of emergency an additional twenty an be brought into ouse. he subscriptions promised towards the coast amount to £70, with a further £100 is expected …”.

    By Janice Cox (19/11/2020)

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