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[Former] Wesleyan Chapel - Coleshill United Church - Coleshill, Warwickshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 29.740 W 001° 42.306
30U E 587908 N 5816958
Quick Description: Former Wesleyan chapel on Coventry Road, Coleshill. Now in use as a methodist / URC church.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/27/2017 1:48:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMVBBM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
Views: 1

Long Description:
"The [current] Church was formed from the amalgamation of Coleshill Methodist Church and Coleshill Congregational Church when the latter closed in 1972. The Congregational Church joined with the Presbyterians and Church of Christ to form the United Reformed Church (URC).

This gave rise to the name Coleshill United Church. The church is in fact a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP) and the Church is part of both the Birmingham Methodist Circuit and the URC Synod.

?We are a partner church to Solihull Methodist Church and the Reverend Ken Howcroft is present at least one Sunday in each month. Reverend Robert Ash (a URC minister) also preaches once a month when he is available."

SOURCE - (visit link)

History -
"In 1810 a John Mason obtained a certificate from the Bishop of Lichfield which granted him permission to use a house in Church Hill as a place for public worship. It was for the use of Protestant Dissenters. By 1826 this house had become established as a Methodist Chapel for he sold it to the Methodist Church for £264. It was situated on Church Hill just past the Old Grammar School on the way to Blythe Road.

There were 12 trustees, among their other duties, according to the deeds, they had to make sure that the appointed minister preached no other doctrines than those contained in John Wesley’s notes on the New Testament 1784 and the first four volumes of the sermons. Also if any preacher was immoral in his conduct, erroneous in doctrine or deficient in abilities as a preacher, then the trustees must call the other preachers and leaders of the circuit to come to the Chapel and sit in judgement.

By 1854 the Chapel must have been too small, for with the permission of the Methodist Conference they sold the property for £460 to the Digby Estate.

The Chapel moved to new premises in Parkfield Road opposite the school. There they stayed until the current building was ready in 1900.

The first wedding was conducted on 19 June3 1912 when Emily Dora Thacker married William Antrobus, the officiating minister was Alfred Antrobus, the same name as Emily’s father. She was then most likely married by her own father. The first to be baptised was Ernest James Brook on 20th January 1901, the minister was the Reverend E.H. Howard."

SOURCE - (visit link)
Address:
COLESHILL UNITED CHURCH ​ 2 Coventry Road Coleshill Birmingham ​ B46 3BE


Worship services:
Services are held every Sunday at 10.30 am http://coleshillunitedchurch.weebly.com/services.html


Wesleyan District: North Warwickshire District

Church's web site: [Web Link]

Date building was constructed: 1900

Date church was organized: Not listed

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