Poynton Green Wesleyan Methodist chapel

Poynton Green Wesleyan Methodist chapel

The first  Poynton Green Wesleyan Methodist chapel opened in 1857, although the site  had been acquired three years earlier. It was replaced in 1885 by a larger building which served until 1989 and was sold by 1991.

Street View in 2009 shows it still in good order, although its use is not clear.

You can read more about the chapel and see a picture on Janice Cox’s Shropshire’s No-Conformist Chapels website here.

Grid ref: SJ 565187.

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  • WELLINGTON JOURNAL, 28 March 1857, page 2.
    Yesterday week the new Wesleyan chapel was opened at Pointon Green. The usual services took place,and a collection made towards defraying the expenses, which realised £11.”
    WELLINGTON JOURNAL, 27 June 1885, page 5.
    LAYING THE MEMORIAL STONES OF A NEW WESLEYAN CHAPEL. Friday the 19th last, was a red-letter day in the history of Wesleyan Methodism here, as on that day the memorial stones of a new Wesleyan Chapel were laid. The day’s proceedings commenced at 3:30 p.m. when a large and influential gathering of friends … assembled upon the site of the proposed building. After the singing of the hymn … the Rev. J. Ritchie offered prayer, after which the Rev. J. Gibson (Warwick) read a portion of Scripture. The Rev. W. Gibson (superintendent of the circuit) then delivered a short address, and gave a brief description of the chapel which it is proposed to erect – at a total cost of £415 – in order to replace the small and inconvenient building which had hitherto been used … the Rev. gentleman called upon Mrs. Breeze of Poynton Grange, to lay the first stone … she was presented by Mr. R. Groom (on behalf of the trustees) with a very handsome copy of the revised version of the Holy BIble … then invited Mrs. Clift, of Ferndale, Wellington, to lay the second stone … Mrs. R. Groom, of Dothill Park, proceeded to lay the third stone … the last stone was laid by Mrs. H. Taylor, of Windy Oak … the comcpanyaa adjourned to the spacious tent (kindly lent by Dr. Cranage) in an adjoining field, where a large number partook of tea. A public meeting was afterwards held … During the evening subscriptions were announced to the amount of £285 (including a grant of £20 from the Connexional Funds), which sum, when added to the £55 raised during the day, makes a total of £340 – a commencement which bids fair for the chapel being opened entirely free from debt. The chapel, which is in the Gothic style, is to afford accommodation for 100 worshippers, exclusive of a commodious classroom adjoining. The contract for its erection has been let to Mr. J. Blakemore, Oakengates.”
    WELLINGTON JOURNAL, 7 November 1885, page 5.
    NEW WESLEYAN CHAPEL. On Friday, October 23rd, the new Wesleyan Chapel here was dedicated for Divine worship by Rev. Ishmael Jones, Birmingham. On the following Sunday, Rev. A. Llewellyn, Wolverhampton, conducted three services; and on Sunday last, Rev. W. Gibson, Wellington, brought the opening services to a close. Good congregations assembled. The collections amounted to £34 10s. 4d. The new chapel, which supersedes the former inconvenient and dilapidated building, is a neat Gothic structure, providing sittings for 100 persons.”

    By Janice Cox (03/12/2020)

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