The Churches of Britain and Ireland

Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Wellingborough on Wikipedia.

All Saints (built 1866-8). Gervase N. E. Charmley. Link.

High Street Chapel (U.R.C.) was originally High Street Congregational Church, dating from 1875, is commonly known as the "Pork Pie" chapel, for obvious reasons. It replaced Salem Chapel which stands behind Pork Pie. Another view. Both Gervase N. E. Charmley.

Alma Street Wesleyan Reform Church was founded as the Independent Wesleyan Chapel (1877). Gervase N. E. Charmley.

Little Zoar Strict Baptist Chapel (1808). When its successor church was built Tabernacle - see below), it served as the church hall. Gervase N. E. Charmley.

Mill Road Baptist Church. Another view. Both Gervase N. E. Charmley. Link.

Mosque on Winstanley Road. It looks as if it was previously a chapel - can you give it a name? Gervase N. E. Charmley.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (R.C.). Gervase N. E. Charmley.

Reachout Community Church (Pentecostal AoG, 1996). There has been a local congregation since the 1930's. Gervase N. E. Charmley.

St. Barnabas. From an old postcard (franked 1910), Bulman Collection.

St. Mary the Virgin was designed by Ninian Comper, and building work lasted from 1906 until the 1930's. It is widely regarded as his masterpiece. Another view. Both Gervase N. E. Charmley. Link.

Prior to the Victoria Congregational, the congregation met at Salem Congregational Chapel (1812). This was used as the church hall after the new church was built. Another view. Both Gervase N. E. Charmley.

Salvation Army (1874) was succeeded by another building after WWII. Both Gervase N. E. Charmley.

Society of Friends Meeting House (1819), a rather attractive building. Gervase N. E. Charmley.

Tabernacle Baptist Chapel (1863) - the successor to Little Zoar. Gervase advises that a major renovation of 1901 (which added the porch) was paid for by a local brewer. In the days of Temperance, this upset some of the congregation, who split off and built Mill Road (see above). Interior view. Both Gervase N. E. Charmley.

Victoria Centre (U.R.C.), was a plant from the High Street Chapel in the 1890's when the Victoria estate was developed. Gervase N. E. Charmley.






04 March 2023

Steve Bulman

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