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Chapel of the Month – April 2018

This month Moira Ackers shares with us the delightful Monksthorpe Baptist Chapel. This Chapel was recently featured in the Chapels Society Newsletter 63. The mention of its surviving outdoor baptistry started a bit of a debate about how many outdoor … Continue reading

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Chapel of the Month – February 2018

This month Jenny Freeman introduces us to the spectacular Armenian Apostolic Church of St Yeghiche, Kensington, London (formerly St Peter’s Church, Cranley Gardens) Grade II* The church was originally designed and built by the office of Sir Charles Freake (1814- … Continue reading

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Chapel of the Month – January 2018

The Parsonage Street Chapel, Macclesfield Late in 1806, the itinerant American evangelist, Lorenzo Dow, came to Macclesfield and preached the dedicatory sermon of a new Chapel, belonging to the Free Gospellers, or Revivalists. Initially this group seems to have seceded … Continue reading

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Chapel of the Month – December 2017 – Churches of Christ

This month we are pleased to share a contribution from Council Member and Labour Historian, Professor Peter Ackers. Photos are by Moira Ackers. Christians Meeting House (1910), Humberstone Garden Suburb, Leicester (Churches of Christ) This meeting house was purpose-built for … 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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Chapel of the Month – November 2017

Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Ellerton, East Riding of Yorkshire This month we feature a Chapel at Risk that was brought to our attention by local campaigner Chris Cobley: This delightful rural Georgian chapel with a remarkably intact original interior has an … Continue reading

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Chapel of the Month – October 2017

Trafalgar Street Church, Hull This month we are pleased to share a contribution from Council member and Baines enthusiast Stuart Leadley. The Grade II listed Trafalgar Street Church stands on the corner of Beverley Road and Trafalgar Street in Hull. Its … Continue reading

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Ecclesiological Society conference news

From Citadels to Warehouses: Some Places of Worship in Britain Today Date: Saturday 30 September 2017 from 10.15 to 17.30 Venue: St Alban’s Centre, Baldwins Gardens, London EC1N 7AB This unusual day, organised by the Ecclesiological Society in close collaboration with the … Continue reading

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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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Chapel of the Month – July 2017

This month’s contribution comes from Angela Swan, Grants Officer for the Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund administered by the National Heritage Memorial Fund. Baxter United Reformed Church, a Grade II listed building is located at the heart of Kidderminster … Continue reading

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