Huddersfield, High Street Methodist New Connexion Church

From my old Methodist Postcard Album
This series showing MNC Methodist New Connexion churches
This is High Street Methodist New Connexion Church Huddersfield

The first MNC chapel was built in 1814. By the early 1860s, the increasing size of the congregation necessitated the building this replacement chapel. The foundation stone of the new chapel, which was designed by Leeds architect William Hill and built by Abraham Graham & Sons using stone from Crosland Hill, was laid on Wednesday 27 July 1864 by Joseph Crosland. Although not quite completed at the time, the new chapel — which was dubbed “the Cathedral of the New Connexion” due to its size — was opened in a ceremony held on Thursday 10 January 1867.
The chapel closed in 1944, with the congregation joining Brunswick Street Methodist Chapel. The building was sold at auction for £12,000 in March 1945, although the “communion rail, dais, and three stained glass windows were not included in the sale”.
The former chapel was eventually demolished circa 1956.

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