Category Archives: News

Religiana

New European religious heritage website launched… From the website: Europe is home to several hundred thousand churches, chapels, mosques, temples, abbeys and other religious sites. For visitors, they are places of cultural, artistic and historical wonder. For local people, they … Continue reading

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Methodist Heritage News

The new edition of Methodist Heritage News is now out. There’s lots of great articles and information about chapels and chapel heritage, including the wonderful news that long standing Chapels Society member Alan Beith (the Rt Hon the Lord Beith) … Continue reading

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Chapel once the beatitude

Although it’s a few weeks since National Poetry Day we thought that chapel crawlers might enjoy this poem by Jim Young, a poet in Swansea. Chapel once the beatitude

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A Dictionary of Methodism

I was recently reminded about the extremely useful Dictionary of Methodism which has been available online for some years. This is an ongoing project of the Wesley Historical Society and contains a wealth of information that will be of use to people … Continue reading

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Stained window by Geddes in Wirral vandalised

From the Newsletter of the C20 Society: The C20 Society has been alerted to some serious vandalism to the highly significant 1934 stained glass window by Irish designer Wilhemina Geddes at the Grade II-listed Manor Church Centre in Wallasey on the Wirral. … Continue reading

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Cumberworth update

Having kindly contributed our June Chapel of the Month, Mr & Mrs Ella (Ray & Marie) recently got in touch to say that they have now restored the 1859 stone plaque on the former Primitive Methodist Chapel, Cumberworth in Lincolnshire, now their … Continue reading

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Nonconformist heritage

The Historic England website contains a great deal of material of interest to architectural historians, building on the work of its own in-house research teams. A summary of the resources related to Nonconformist heritage can be found in the Faith … Continue reading

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New OUP books on Whitefield and Wesley published

George Whitefield: Life, Context, and Legacy Edited by Geordan Hammond and David Ceri Jones – Whitefield flier  Offers a reassessment of Whitefield’s life, and interprets him in a wide range of new contexts. Includes examination of Whitefield’s chequered relationship with the … Continue reading

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Building the Church – new Chapels Society publication available!

The Chapels Society is pleased to announce the publication of Building the Church (The Chapels Society Journal Volume 2) edited by Chris Skidmore. The volume contains essays on James Weir: a Wesleyan Architect (Alan Brooks), The Building of Wesley Memorial Church, Oxford … Continue reading

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Taking Stock – and online resource for Roman Catholic churches

The results of the Taking Stock exercise for Roman Catholic churches have been put online. This initiative began in 2005 and aimed to assess the historical and architectural importance of every Roman Catholic church and chapel within a diocese, with … Continue reading

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