Bache Mill Wesleyan Methodist chapel

Bache Mill Wesleyan Methodist chapel

Bache Mill Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built in 1879-1880. The chapel still exists in 2009 in residential use

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  • EDDOWES JOURNAL, 13 August 1879, page 5.
    A large number of persons assembled on Thursday at the Bach Mills, Diddlebury, to witness the ceremony of laying the foundation stones of the new Wesleyan Chapel. Mr. J. Overton gave the ground on which the new chapel is to be erected. Mr. C. Weale, of Seifton, is the contractor, and the cost of the building will be about £200 … were present and assisted in the ceremony, each person depositing a sum on the stone which was laid by him … The sums reeived amounted to about £70. A large marquee was erected in which a tea meeting took place, and afterwards a public meeting was held, at which Mr. Putman presided. Addresses were delivered by the Rev. T. Penrith (Wesleyan minister), Rev. T. Burgess (Independent), Rev. J. Davies (Primitive), Mr. Corneck (Baptist), Mr. Scriven (Baptist), and others.”
    WELLINGTON JOURNAL, 6 March 1880, page 7.
    OPENING OF THE NEW WESLEYAN CHAPEL. The friends of Wesleyan Methodism in the neighbourhood assembled at this place to open the new chapel … The chapel is a neat structure, and stands on an eminence to the left of the main road leading from Ludlow to Wenlock. The proceedings began with singing and prayer, after which an eloquent sermon was preached by Rev. F. R. Andrews, of Westbromwich, formerly of Ludlow. A tea meeting was afterwards held … On Sunday, two sermons were preached in the chapel to large congregations by Rev. Samson Reynolds, of Kington. A collection was made at the close of each service.”
    WELLINGTON JOURNAL, Saturday 14 September 1889, page 7.
    WESLEYAN TEA MEETING … Mr. William Putnam, Ludlow, gave a statement as to the financial positin of this society, showing that the chapel debt had been reduced to £89 … “.
    SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE, Friday 1 August 1902, page 8.
    RE-OPENING SERVICES. On Sunday the Wesleyan Chapel was re-opened, after having been renovated. The services were conducted bu Mr. C. B. Marston, of Ludlow, and there were large congregations. Collections were taken in aid of the renovation fund, and amounted to £2.”

    By Janice Cox (19/11/2020)

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