Oakengates Zion Methodist New Connexion chapel

Slaney Street, Oakengates

Oakengates Zion Methodist New Connexion chapel

Oakengates Methodist New Connexion chapel opened in 1866, although the society had been meeting in the town since the 1850s.

The chapel was advertised in March 1890 either for sale or to let and within a few years was sold & by 1896-7 had been converted into two houses.

In 2011 on Street View the site is the access road to a large car park.

You can read more about the chapel on Janice Cox’s Shropshire’s Non-Conformist Chapels website here.

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  • WELLINGTON JOURNAL, 24 November 1866, page 5.
    “OAKENGATES.
    LAYING OF A FOUNDATION STONE. On Monday last the memorial stone of a new chapel was laid in Commercial Street, Oakengates, for the use of the Methodist New Connexion, by A. Pilling, Esq. of Bolton. The Revs. L. Saxton, of Oldbury, and J. Harker, circuit minister, Dawley, took part in the service. Mr. W. Heaford, of Madeley, presented a beautiful trowel and mallet to Mr. Pilling. A bottle containing the rules of the connexion, a plan of the circuit, a bill announcing the service of the day, a list of trustees, was placed in a cavity in the stone … The amount realised as £63. The chapel is intended to seat more than 200 people, and erected at a cost of about £400. Tea was provided in the Baptist Chapel, kindly lent for the occasion …”.
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    WELLINGTON JOURNAL, 22 March 1890, page 4.
    “To be let, or sold, the Methodist New Connexion Chapel, situate in Slaney Street [re-named from Commercial Street], Oakengates. For particulars, apply to Messrs. W. H. Rushton and E. E. Dudley, Stafford Road, Oakengates …”.
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    By Janice Cox (06/02/2021)

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