The Churches of Britain and Ireland
Churches in Charford.
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. © Peter Morgan (2011).
New Life Centre at Aston Fields. © Peter Morgan (2011).
New Song Community Church (on Broad Street) are evidently not the first occupiers of this building. Who preceded them? SO 955 714. © Peter Morgan (2011). Howard Richter has being doing some research on this building. The present church is of 1933 (according to Pevsner, also by this photo showing date-stone), and appears to be the second church on the site. The previous one may be of 1833. Independent Methodist in 1851 (pdf. document, see p. 47), the first edition OS map of 1885-6 has it as Nonconformist Chapel, as it is also on the 1902-3. Kelly's directory of 1900 has it as Primitive Methodist, and the 1927 OS map shows it as Ebenezer Methodist Church. Link - in which the date of 1833 for the present church is clearly wrong.
Salvation Army at Aston Fields. The building (though not their occupation) dates from 1801. © Peter Morgan (2011).
This building is "The Chapel", on Barnsley Hall Road. © Peter Morgan (2011). Janet Gimber advises that this was the chapel for Barnsley Hall Mental Hospital (demolished), but is now in use as offices.
U.R.C. A rather elegant building, from circa 18633. It looks as though it could do with a little T.L.C. SO 961 708. © Peter Morgan (2011). Grade II listed. Martin Richter has advised that this church closed in 2013 (news item). This, and the adjoining Grade II listed Sunday School have since been bought by the same firm which occupies The Chapel (see above).
25 October 2015
© Steve Bulman