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Wesley Methodist Church, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, England
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The_Senior_Crabbes
N 52° 20.393 W 002° 16.711
30U E 549153 N 5799086
Quick Description: Wesley Methodist Church, Parkes Passage, Stourport-on-Severn
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/11/2017 7:00:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMVYGT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
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Long Description:
From their website:-
The first Methodist Society was formed in Stourport in 1781 by John Cowell, a local coal merchant, and friends. It grew slowly and by 1787 they had built their first meeting house. On 25th may of that year John Wesley visited Stourport and the local methodists were inspired and their numbers increased. This lead them to purchase some land and build a new chapel in 1788, which is part of the present structure we have today. John Wesley returned to preach at the chapel on 21st march 1788 and a plaque is in place to commemorate this.
In October the same year the Bishop of Worcester granted a licence so the chapel was now 'a proper place for the worship of almighty God, for Prodestant Dissenters'. John Wesley returned again to preach at the chapel on 18th March 1790 and noted in his journal /now full twice as large as it was two years ago'. Unfortunately he was not impressed with the congregation who started talking all together as soon as he finished speaking. He said that he would not come again until they mended their ways! Later he relented, and was due to come and preach on 18th March 1791 but sadly died on 2nd March.
Parkes Passage Stourport-on-Severn

Worship services:
Sunday 10:30 am

Wesleyan District: Great Britain

Church's web site: [Web Link]

Date building was constructed: 1781

Date church was organized: 1788

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