Sodom (later North Ettingshall) Primitive Methodist chapel

Darlaston circuit

The Primitive Methodist magazine for 1830 contains an account by J Morish of the opening of Sodom Primitive Methodist chapel. The Prims had been preaching in a house here for nine years before the chapel was built.

Opening services took place on Sunday and Monday 6th and 7th December 1829.  The preachers were on the Sunday Brothers J Tims and D Bowen and on the Monday J Tims.

The new chapel measured 24′(w) x 30′(l) x 20′(h) and they were starting a Sunday school.

I was a bit disconcerted to find a chapel formally known as Sodom – it just seemed unlikely.  Neither Google maps or Post Code finder believed in such a place, although Postcode finder did suggest a Sodom Lane, near Chippenham. However, GenUK website identified Sodom as a hamlet adjoining Can Lane, 1 mile ENE of Sedgley and eventually I discovered North Ettingshall Methodist church website where there is further information and pictures of the later building: click here.

The 1829 building was replaced in 1850.  Was that on the same site?

North Ettingshall Methodist church is at  Upper Ettingshall Road BILSTON WV14 9QU


Primitive Methodist magazine for 1830 page 362


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  • Primitive Methodist missionaries first visited Sodom in 1822. See the obituary of Thomas Nickols [Nichols] PM Magazine, 1862, p458.

    By Jill Barber (19/06/2019)

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