Ketley; Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Chapel

Information about this chapel can be viewed by following the link to Shropshire’s Nonconformist Chapels.

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  • WELLINGTON JOURNAL, 30 May 1863, page 3.
    [KETLEY]
    “LAYING THE FOUNDATION STONE OF A NEW CHAPEL. A large gathering of people took place at Ketley on Monday last to witness the laying of a foundation stone of a new Primitive Methodist Chapel – upwards of 1000 being present. The ceremony commenced soon after two o’clock in the afternoon, by the Rev. J. Prosser giving out a hymnm after which the rev. gentleman engaged in prayer. Mrs. Stanworth, of Ketley Brook, with J. Barker, Esq., of Dawley, proceeded to lay the stone: Mr. Barker saying ‘This stone we lay in the name of the Triune God”. After the stone was laid Mr. Barker gave a very lengthy and intestesting address to the people present, after which the Rev. T. Guttery, who had just arrived from Birmingham, spoke very effectively. The rev. gentleman having concluded his remarks, there was a collection made, and the sum of £6 14s. 7d. was realised. After the collection was over, the Revs. J. Maysey and J. Judson, of Wellington, addressed the assembly.”
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    WELLINGTON JOURNAL, 12 September 1863, page 3.
    “OPENING OF THE PRIMITIVE METHODIST EBENEZER CHAPEL, KETLEY.
    THE SERVICES in connection with the Opening of this Chapel will be CONTINUED TOMORROW (Sunday), when S. WARD, Esq., and the Rev. M. NICHOLAS will be the officiating ministers. Collections will be made at the close of each service.”
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    WELLINGTON JOURNAL, 19 September 1863, page 3.
    “KETLEY.
    CHAPEL OPENING. ON Sunday last the continued opening services were held at Ebenezer New Primitive Methodist Chapel, at this place, when Samuel Ward, Esq., of the Wood, Oswestry, preached in the morning, and evening, and the Rev. Maurice Nicholas, of Dawley, in the afternoon. The collections made at the close of each of the services amounted to £10, making a total collected at the whole of the opening services of £23 15s. 2d., which will be devoted to the trust funds. Mr. Moses Palmer, of Red-lake, kindly gave his services, assisted by an excellent choir.”
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    By Janice Cox (27/01/2021)

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