Walsall Wood Primitive chapels, 1865 and 1891

Walsall Wood Primitive chapels, 1865 and 1891
Chapel Anniversary
Chapel Anniversary
Choir pictured in 1932
Choir pictured in 1932

The first Primitive Methodist Chapel in Lichfield Road, Walsall Wood, was opened in 1865 and in 1891 the larger, Ebenezer chapel was built. The former chapel then served as the Sunday School until 1908 when it was demolished and the larger Sunday School was built. In the 1980s the larger Ebenezer chapel was demolished and the remaining Sunday School was modernised to become todays serving Walsall Wood Methodist Church.

The original coal mining community the chapel served has gone and the coal mine closed down in 1964, since which the village and social community has changed immeasurably.

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  • The Primitive Methodist Chapel, High Heath, Walsall.

    Walsall Local History Centre:

    Ref. 824/5-7: Additional Documents relating to the Brownhills & Pelsall Methodist Circuit, to include documents listed buried in a ‘Time Capsule’ in the foundations when the Primitive Methodist Chapel at High Heath was built, Walsall. Handbill advertising the laying of the foundation stone(s) when new Chapel was being built, 1893, etc.

    By Raymond E.O.Ella (18/07/2018)
  • This page was modified on 14 September 2017 to add pictures of a chapel anniversary and the choir in 1932. Also added is a copy of the 1957 church magazine.

    By Geoff Dickinson (14/09/2017)
  • More information about Methodism in Walsall Wood can be found on this page on My Methodist History

    By Geoff Dickinson (04/09/2017)

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