Clent, Stourbridge

Wesleyan Chapel committee, 1871

The building illustrated was designed as the John Thomas of Tonga Memorial Chapel, replacing an earlier chapel in Lower Clent in the Stourbridge Circuit. It was built to seat 92.

John Thomas (1797-1881) had been born in Clent, and was instrumental in evangelising Tonga.

Grid Ref: SU799917

References:

The seventeenth annual report of the Wesleyan Chapel Committee, 1871 page 125

Returns of accommodation … 1873. London: Wesleyan Conference Office, 1875

Statistical returns … as at July 1st 1940. Manchester: Methodist Church, Department of Chapel Affairs, 1947

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