Madeley Primitive Methodist Church, High Street

'Mount Zion', opened 1865

The Primitive Methodists began holding meetings in a ‘preaching room’ on Madeley High Street, in the 1840s. 

When they outgrew this it was replaced by a small chapel in Prince Street.

In 1865 a new chapel, ‘Mount Zion’, was built on the corner of High Street and Station Road, with a basement which was used as a Sunday School. 

The chapel originally housed a particularly fine organ.

The chapel closed in 1977, when the congregation joined with Fletcher Memorial Church, Madeley. The building fell into disuse until 1981 when it became a drop-in centre for the unemployed. In 1987 it was handed over to the local authority and used to meet the needs of the community. It was known as the People’s Centre, and the Madeley Local History Group used to meet here.

Source

Madeley Local Studies Group http://www.madeleylocalhistory.org/index.html

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  • WELLINGTON JOURNAL, 16 June 1866, page 5.
    “MADELEY.
    OPENING OF A CHAPEL.
    On Sunday last three sermons were preached in the New Primitive Methodist chapel, those in the morning and evening by the Rev. James Pritchard, of Tunstall, and that in the afternoon by the Rev. M. Nicholas, of Dawley circuit. An efficient choir of singers, which were conducted by Mr. Wallet, sung several beautiful pieces. The congregations were over-flowing, and the collections amounted to £20 13s. 6d.”
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    BRIDGNORTH JOURNAL, 16 June 1866, page 4.
    “OPENING OF THE NEW PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL.
    The members and friends … have just erected another new and commodious chapel. It has greater architectural pretentions than the former, and being situated nearer to the centre of the town forms an additional ornament. It is situated opposite to the County Court, and was built from a design of Messrs. Nevitt, Brothers. The opening took place on Sunday last, when the Rev. James Pritchard, of Tunstall, preached in the morning and evening, and the Rev. W. Nicholas, of Dawley, in the afternoon. The collections amounted to £20 13s. 6d.”

    By Janice Cox (08/11/2020)

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