SHROPSHIRE NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

Horeb Welsh Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Oswestry
Horeb Welsh Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Victoria Road, Oswestry
The notice board on the chapel states "HOREB YR EGLWYS FETHODISTAIDD". Tenders to build the new chapel were invited in March 1877. The chapel was opened in 1878, to replace a chapel, called Bethesda in Penylan Lane which had been built in 1856, and before that they met in a room near the Welsh Walls. In the 1851 Religious Census they had 50 worshippers at their afternoon service and 106 at their evening one, plus 20 Sunday scholars in the morning. It was reported in 1851 that they were contemplating "building a chapel in a short period". They bought a Conacher organ in 1903. The present building is in good condition and still in use for religious purposes in 2016. There is a copy of an account of the history of the chapel 1878 to 1978 in Shropshire Archives.

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