The Churches of Britain and Ireland

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Churches in Frankwell.

The Abbey, dedicated to the Holy Cross (as the parish church), or St. Peter and St. Paul, as the Abbey Church. SJ 4984 1248. Dave Westrap. The following are all John Bowdler - three further views - 1, 2, 3, two interior views - 1, 2, and the font. Another interior view, Alan Blacklock (2010). Also from John Bowdler, the old refectory pulpit, which stands in isolation in a car park south of the Abbey, at circa SJ 4985 1243. Another view, Rob Kinnon-Brettle (2022). Link.

Barnabas Community Church (Baptist), in a former T. A. Drill Hall. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010).

Cathedral Church of Our Lady Help of Christians and St. Peter of Alcantara (R.C., 1853-6) on Town Walls. Three interior photos - 1, 2, 3, and a window. SJ 49156 12223. All Steve Bulman (2018). Link. Grade II* listed.

The cemetery on Longden Road has a large church or mortuary chapel. It stands behind a large "Lodge", so described on large scale O.S. maps. Between the two is a small quadrangular garden. SJ 4876 1136. All Dennis Harper (2021).

The former Claremont Baptist Church (1878) on Claremont Street is now in secular use. SJ 48985 12525. Steve Bulman (2018).

Congregational Church. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Note the Abbey in the background (identification thanks to John Bowdler). Link.

The former Coton Hill Congregational Church (1909), which Gervase advises has been closed for many years. The congregation moved here from the Castle Gate Congregational Church. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010).

The former Ebenezer Chapel (Methodist New Connexion). Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010).

The former Friends Meeting House, now St. Chad's Church Hall. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010).

Holy Trinity Church with St Julian on Belle Vue Road, Coleham. SJ 4966 1194. Rob Kinnon-Brettle (2022). Link.

Old St. Chad collapsed in 1788. Some artwork of the old church can be seen here, but all that remains today is what used to be the Lady Chapel. Another view. The door used to be the access to the chapel from the south transept. SJ 4921 1235. All John Bowdler. Grade II* listed.

St. Alkmund on St. Alkmond's Place. SJ 4927 1249. Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view, and two interior views - 1, 2, all John Bowdler. Another view, and an interior view, both Alan Blacklock (2010). The East end, Gerard Charmley (2011). Grade II* listed.

St. Chad (1792) on St. Chad's Terrace. SJ 48815 12463. Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view, Martin Briscoe, and another John Bowdler. Link. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, a window, and the font, Steve Bulman (2018). Another interior view, and the altar, both Dennis Harper (2019). Link. Grade I listed.

The former St. David's Welsh Presbyterian Church (1936) on Milk Street and Belmont Bank, currently (2010) being converted for residential use. SJ 49229 12336. The previous church still stands on a slightly different site, on Belmont Bank, and dates from 1904. It became the church hall when the new church was built. SJ 49253 12318. Both Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010). Another view, Steve Bulman (2018).

St. John's Hill Methodist Church (1879). SJ 48951 12432. Martin Briscoe. In this later photo ( Gervase N. E. Charmley, 2010), apart from changes to the main entrance, another building has been put up next door. Another view, Steve Bulman (2018).

St. Julian, where Shrewsbury Evangelical Church meet. SJ 4928 1244. Aidan McRae Thomson. Two further views - 1 (with St. Alkmund in the background), 2, both John Bowdler. Link. Grade II* listed.

St. Mary (difficult to photograph), now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Interior view. SJ 4933 1260. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view of the spire, another interior view, and the high altar and window, all John Bowdler. Two further interior views - 1, 2, the latter showing the Jessetree window. Both Graeme Harvey (2010). Two further views - 1, 2, both Alan Blacklock (2010). A winter view, and the monument to Admiral Benbow. Gerard Charmley (2011). Another interior view, Simon Edwards (2011). An unusual feature is the puritan balcony (see no. 18 in the guide here). John Balaam (2023). Link. Grade I listed.

The former St. Nicholas (Presbyterian) on Castle Street is now in commercial use. SJ 4941 1275. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010). Grade II listed.

The Salvation Army hall on Salters Lane. It shows on older maps as a Mission Room. Another view. SJ 4965 1204. Both Rob Kinnon-Brettle (2022).

Seventh-day Adventist Church on Horsefair. SJ 4988 1255. Rob Kinnon-Brettle (2022). Link.

Shrewsbury Muslim Centre on Preston Street, a former school building. SJ 5070 1208. Rob Kinnon-Brettle (2022). Link.

Swan Hill Congregational Church. Originally Independent, Pevsner gives a date of 1867-8, and says it was built on the site of an earlier church of 1767. SJ 4892 1233. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010). By 2018 this had been closed, and a planning application had been lodged for conversion to flats. Two additional views - 1, 2, both Steve Bulman (2018).

The former Tabernacle Welsh Independent Church (1862), now in commercial use, though the congregation still exists, and shares Swan Hill church (see above). Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010). Added 2018 - since the Swan Hill Church has now closed, the status of the congregation is unknown.

Unitarian Church (congregation founded 1662). Alan Blacklock (2010).

U.R.C. SJ 496 123. Dave Westrap. Another view, Simon Edwards (2011). Link.

Wesley House. Wesley preached here, and is where the first Methodist congregation met. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010).

The former Mission Room on Spa Street, at its junction with Scott Street. It pre-dates a map of 1902. SJ 5002 1181. Rob Kinnon-Brettle (2022).


Frankwell
The former Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010).
The former Frankwell Methodist Church, originally Wesleyan. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010).
St. George. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010).

 

 

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