Bomere Heath Wesleyan Methodist chapels

Bomere Heath Wesleyan Methodist chapels

Bomere Heath has two Wesleyan Methodist chapels standing next to each other on Baschurch Road, SY4 3PN  (grid reference SJ472198). The first chapel was built in 1836 and altered in 1868.  It was replaced by a larger chapel in 1902-3.

The chapel is still open for worship.

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  • SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE, 21 November 1902. page 5.
    “BOMERE HEATH.
    THE NEW WESLEYAN CHAPEL. LAYING OF FOUNDATION STONES. The small red sandstone building which was erected in 1836 to serve the purpose of a Wesleyan Chapel at Bomere Heath has of recent years been totally inadequate to accommodate the members of the denomination who live in the district, and a short while ago it was decided to erect a more commodious chapel. For this purpose a capital site, adjoining the old edifice, was purchased and on it is now being erected a new chapel, which, when finished, will comfortably seat 200 worshippers. The building, which will cost about £1000, £600 of which has already been raised – is in the Gothic style, composed of Ruabon bricks, with white stone facings, and has fine buttresses on each side. It will be furnished with a vestry and heating chamber, and the whole of the interior wood work will be of polished pitchpine. The building is being carried out by Mr. Thomas Pace, of Shrewsbury, from plans prepared by Mr. George Harris. The chapel will be ready for use at the end of next April. The interesting ceremony of laying memorial stones took place yesterday afternoon … At the conclusiosn of the stone-laying, an adjournment was made to the Presbyterian Chapel, where an interesting address was delivered by the Rev. John Hornabrook, of Manchester … Collections in aid of the Building Fund were made in the afternoon and evening. The receipts for the day reached the gratifying total of £106 9s.”
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    SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE, 29 May 1903, page 8.
    “BOMERE HEATH.
    OPENING OF A NEW WESLEYAN CHAPEL. Yesterday afternoon … the ceremony of opening the new Wesleyan Chapel, was performed in the presence of a large number of visitors from Shrewsbury and surrounding districts by Councillor S. Withers, J.P. (Shrewsbury). The Rev. C. Forrington (circuit minister) … handed Councillor Withers a silver key to unlock the door of the principal entrance. Councillor Withers said that as far as he could recollect he had been connected with the old Bomere Heth Wesleyan Chapel for 60 years, and he trusted that there would be as good work done in the new chapel as in the old building. Mr. Withers then unlocked the door, and those present attended divine service … After the service the party adjourned to the old chapel where they partook of an excellent tea … In the evening there was a very successful public meeting … The cost of the building, land, etc., has been about £1200, and the work done under the supervision of Mr. G. B. Harris, of Shrewsbury. During the day about £74 was contributed in cash, and at the evening meeting sufficient promises were made to be redeemed within a year, to cover the whole of the remaining sums due of the total outlay.”
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    By Janice Cox (21/11/2020)

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