Stiperstones P M Chapel Shropshire.

This chapel was built or opened in 1869

The last service in this chapel was probably held in the 1990s. It was bought and tastefully converted into a house and shortly after was sold to the present owner who has lived there in 2013 for 15 years. The dwelling is situated above the village and is being lovingly cared for. A new Methodist Church has been built on the main village road and is used for worship as well as being a Retreat and Conference Centre.

Photos taken February 2013

OS Map ref:126:SJ363003

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  • Perkin’s Beach, Stiperstones.
    There must have been a chapel before the one (above) built in 1869, as I have just discovered!

    SHREWSBURY FREE PRESS, AND ADVERTISER FOR SALOP. Saturday 1 September 1866, page 5.
    “PERKIN’S BEACH
    TEA MEETING. The Primitive Methodists in this locality held their annual tea meeting at the above place on Wednesday last, and although the weather was very unfavourable a large company assembled. After tea a public service was conducted in the chapel, and Mr. Thos. Gwilliam was called to the chair. The audience was addressed by the Revds. Peter Aston, John Butcher, and T. T. Phillips (Baptist), and Messrs. G. Hill and W. Hall. The Rev. Mr. Aston delivered a speach in his usual style. The Rev. Mr. Butcher addressed the meeting in an earnest strain; and the Rev. Mr. Phillips (who is a popular speaker in this district) on rising, was warmly received and repeatedly cheered during his able speach.”
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    WELLINGTON JOURNAL, Saturday 26 January 1867, page 8
    “PERKIN’S BEACH.
    PRIMITIVE METHODIST REVIVAL SERVICES. A series of very interesting services of the above-named kind were commenced at the above place early in the last month, and were held on the week nights most suitable, when sermons were preached by Mr. H. Wiggon, of Snailbeach, and Mr Bennett, of Penirley. On New Year’s Eve a watch meeting was conducted, commencing at ten o’clock p.m., and it having been announced that Mr. H. Wiggon would preach, the chapel was nearly full, and an excellent discourse was delivered. During the last fortnight these meetings have been continued with good effect … The meetings have been most successful, and will doubtless have a vey beneficial tendency.”
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    By Janice Cox (13/11/2020)
  • Further pictures of this chapel can be viewed by following the link to Shropshire’s Nonconformist Chapels.

    By Geoff Dickinson (14/12/2013)

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