SHROPSHIRE'S NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

Congregational Chapel, Dodington, Whitchurch Congregational Chapel (now URC), Dodington, Whitchurch
In 1798 a group seceding from the Presbyterian church, q.v., met in a small building on the site of the present chapel. This chapel was built in 1846. The chapel had seating for 600 worshippers. On Census Sunday 30 March 1851 there were 130 worshippers at their morning service and 184 at their evenng service. In addition there were 70 children at their Sunday School in the morning and 90 in the afternoon. The congregation subsequently joined the United Reformed Church. The building was still in use until recently. It has now closed and an application for change of use was lodged (2008-9). To see a photograph of the chapel taken in the late 19th century, click here.

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