Swan Village Primitive Methodist chapel

West Bromwich circuit: how many chapels does a place need?

By Christopher Hill

The Primitive Methodist magazine for February 1852 contains an account  by R Cordingly of the opening of Swan Village Primitive Methodist chapel in the West Bromwich circuit. He tells us that the opening services started on December 7th 1851 and sermons were preached by E Britain, P Pugh, E Thomason and G Peak.

However, he spent most of his account considering whether there were too many chapels in a small area.  They had built 6 chapels in addition to the existing one (which became a Sunday school) and rented two more.

Does anyone know where this chapel was and what happened to it?


Primitive Methodist magazine February 1852 p.113


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