SHROPSHIRE NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

[former] Congregatonal Chapel, Stoneway Steps, Bridgnorth [former] Congregational Chapel, Stoneway Steps, Bridgnorth

The first Independent chapel in Stoneway was built in 1710 & licensed at Quarter Sessions on 9 January 1710/11. By 1829 this had become too small for the congregation. It was replaced by the Independent (Congregational) Church when they built the chapel in the picture in 1829, at a reputed cost of 1000 which opened on 25th October of that year. The chapel was registered for the solemnization of marriages on 3rd June 1837. They added a schoolroom to it in 1841/2 at a cost of nearly 484. In 1851 it had free seating for 110 people and rented seating for 290. There were 120 attenders at both their morning and evening services on 30 March 1851, as well as 64 Sunday scholars. In 1873 an organ was installed in the chapel at a cost of 53 10s. The chapel was renovated in 1888 when it was reseated.. Since 1962 the congregation has met with the Methodists in Cartway. The Congregational chapel is now (2018) used as the "Theatre on the Steps" having been bought in 1964.
For a photograph of the interior of the chapel taken in the late 19th century, click here
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