Hadnall Primitive Methodist Chapel, Shropshire

Information about this chapel and a picture at the point of collapse can be viewed by following the link to Shropshire’s Nonconformist Chapels.

The first chapel was opened in 1834 and this was replaced in 1862.  It closed in the early 1950s. By 1990 it was disused and derelict; it collapsed in 1993.

Hugh Bourne himself tells us about the opening of the first chapel.  It was in the Birmingham circuit.

“Sunday, July 26,1840, I preached the anniversary sermons in our chapel at Hadnall, in Shropshire. Our people here have begun a Sunday school; and at their request I preached on the Monday evening on the duty of parents. This subject was rather new to me; but the people got into faith, the Lord granted liberty, and I spoke freely on the duties of both natural and guardian parents; and showed that Abraham, father of the faithful, sustained both characters.

Our people here have got their chapel into good circumstances. And the chapel floor being damp, they, in the course of the last twelve months, have put a boarded floor on the top of the brick floor. This cost upwards of eight pounds; but they have cleared it all off. A person, who was not a member, made an offer to give a day’s work, or a day’s wage towards it, if the members of the society would each do the same. They fell in with it, and other friends came forward to do the same; and by this means they cleared off the whole; and they think it a most valuable system. 


Primitive Methodist magazine 1840 page 437

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  • I’ve added a report from the Primitive Methodist magazine, written by Hugh Bourne, covering the opening of Hadnall chapel. It includes a creative way of fundraising that appealed to Bourne,

    By Christopher Hill (03/02/2024)

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