St George's Wesleyan Methodist chapel

St George's Wesleyan Methodist chapel

St George’s Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built in 1863  to replace the Nabb chapel, Wrockwardine Wood. Additional rooms were built at the back later.  The chapel had closed by 1964.

By 2003 the building was being used by the British Red Cross Shropshire Branch, Training & Conference Centre. Street View in 2009 onwards shows it after conversion to apartments.

Grid ref: SJ 704108 Chapel Street, St. George’s, Telford TF2 9FL

You can read more and see a picture of the St George’s chapel on Janice Cox’s Shropshire’s Non-Conformist Chapels website here. and learn about The Nabb chapel here.

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  • WELLINGTON JOURNAL, 13 June 1863, page 3.
    [St. George’s]
    “LAYING THE FOUNDATION STONE OF A NEW WESLEYAN CHAPEL. St. George’s was the scene of a very interesting ceremony on Monday last … The site is near the George Inn, where formerly Pain’s-lane Iron Works stood, and, according to the plans of the building, will be a very neat chapel. The Rev. P. Prescott commenced the proceedings by giving out a hymn, after which he read a short psalm, and engaged in prayer. Richard Groom, Exq., of Arlstone, then proceeded to lay the stone … after which the Rev. G. Hughes, of Gloucester, who a short time ago was the Superintendent Minister of the Wellington circuit, also addressed the company. At four o’clock about 250 sat down to an excellent tea in a tent erected for the occasion … Mr. Benjamin Smith, of Wellington, was called to the chair, and after a few well-chosen remarks, called upon the Rev. W. Marriott, Independent minister, of Oakengates, who gave a very able speech, and was followed by the Rev. G. Hughes … The Rev. F. Hemus, Baptist minister, was then called upon to address the company, and was followed by the Rev. T. D. Baines, the present superintendent of the circuit. Mr. Isaiah Parton, of Wellington, then engaged in prayer, and thus terminated the proceedings.”
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    WELLINGTON JOURNAL, 24 October 1863, page 2.
    “ST. GEORGE’S.
    CHAPEL OPENING. On Wednesday last the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was opened for divine worship, when the Rev. G. T. Perks, of City-road, London, preached two most excellent sermons. The chapel was crowded to excess on each occasion to listen to this celebrated preacher.”
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    By Janice Cox (05/12/2020)

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