New Invention Primitive Methodist chapel, Shropshire


David Young
1864 New Invention Providence Primitive Methodist chapel as it was in 1993 when it was Anthea Hadley (upholsterers). It closed in the 1980s.
Keith Guyler 1993
New Invention Primitive Methodist chapel, now in residential use
Tim Macquiban June 2021
engraved date tablet of New Invention Primitive Methodist chapel
Tim Macquiban June 2021

Strange though the name is, New Invention is a hamlet in Shropshire. Its Primitive Methodist chapel was built in 1864 and was called Providence. This seems an unusual name for a Methodist chapel, though it is common among the Strict Baptists. The word refers to the way God rules over his creation, including the details of our lives: “Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” said Jesus.

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  • I’ve added two more recent pictures of the chapel and its stone date tablet

    By Christopher Hill (22/06/2021)
  • Further information on this chapel can be viewed by following the link to Shropshire’s Nonconformist Chapels.

    By Geoff Dickinson (10/12/2013)

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