The Churches of Britain and Ireland

  Dudley, West Midlands

Dudley on Wikipedia.

Churches in Coseley, Holly Hall, Lower Gornal, Netherton, Upper Gornal.

Central Methodist Church on Cross Street. Another view. Both Dennis Harper (2016). Link.

Central Mosque on Birmingham Street and Castle Hill. Another view. SO 9475 9051. Both Dennis Harper (2021). Link.

Church of God of Prophecy on Kings Street. Dennis Harper (2011).

Dudley Baptist Church on Priory Road. SO 943 906. John French. Three further views - 1, 2, 3, all Dennis Harper (2017).

Dudley Community Church on Salop Street. Two additional views - 1, 2. All Dennis Harper (2014). Link.

Dudley Methodist Church, on Himley Road, Gornal Wood. John French.

The ruins of Dudley Priory, dedicated to St. James, seen here in an old engraving (1776) from the Colin Waters Collection. Link.

Gospel Hall (1931) on Hellier Street. Dennis Harper (2011).

Gurdwara Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib on Vicar Street. Another view. Both Dennis Harper (2011).

Former Methodist Church on Martin Hill Street and Vicar Street. Dennis Harper (2011).

Mount Olivet Church (Bethal United Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic) on Limepit Lane. Dennis Harper (2011).

Mount Tabor Methodist Church, formerly New Connexion Chapel on Sedgley Road, dating from 1859. John French.

Our Blessed Lady and St. Thomas of Canterbury (R.C.) on St. Joseph Street and Trindle Road. John French. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, all Dennis Harper (2015).

Park Congregational Church on Walters Row and Himley Street. Dennis thinks it may  previously have been Baptist. Dennis Harper (2012). Link.

Providence Chapel (Methodist New Connexion, 1837), which originally served Netherton and Darby Hand, has been re-erected at the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley. John French. The chapel was re-dedicated after the move. Two interior views - 1, 2, and the notice board, all Dennis Harper (2011).

St. Barnabas on Middlepark Road and Peregrine Close. Another view. Both Dennis Harper (2013).

St. Edmund King and Martyr, on Castle Street. SO 9464 9045. John French. Another view, three interiors - 1, 2, 3, the pulpit and the font, all Dennis Harper (2017). Another view, Dennis Harper (2021). Link. Grade II* listed.

St. Francis on Poplar Crescent and Laurel Road. Two additional views - 1, 2. All Dennis Harper (2013).

St. James on Wolverhampton Street, Eve Hill, dedicated in 1840. Another view. Both John French. Four additional views - 1, 2, 3, 4, four interior views - 1, 2, 3, 4, the altar, pulpit and font, all Dennis Harper (2014). Link.

St. John the Evangelist at Kates Hill. Another view. William Perry, the "Tipton Slasher", a famous prize-fighter, is buried here. John French. Link. Grade II listed - link.

St. Peter at Darby End (interior view only). Aidan McRae Thomson.

St. Thomas on High Street and Vicar Street. SO 942 901. Roy Graham. Two further views - 1, 2, both Dennis Harper (2009). Dennis advises that this church is known locally as "Top Church", St. Edmund's being "Bottom Church". Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, the font (note the arrangement for lifting the font cover), and the organ, all Dennis Harper (2014). Link.

Shree Krishna Temple on Hope Street. Dennis Harper (2011).

Society of Friends (Quaker) Meeting House on Parkway Road, and the entrance. Both Dennis Harper (2012). This link implies that the property is no longer in use.

Unitarian Church on Wolverhampton Street; congregation founded in 1690. The access is via a narrow alleyway. Another view. Two views of the interior - 1, 2, the organ and font. All Dennis Harper (2018).

Woodsetton Methodist Church, Parkes Hall Road. Formerly Wesleyan, it dates from 1882. John French. John has advised that the closure of the church was announced at the end of 2007 due to the costs of necessary repairs, and demolition was due to follow in the Spring. However, as of 2011, the building remains standing, though still unused. Thanks to Dennis Harper for the update.

Christ Church on Church Road. SO 9466 9425. Dorothy Turley. Three further views - 1, 2, 3, all Dennis Harper (2012). Another view, also showing the lych-gate,
Chris Kippin, and the interior, Richard Roberts. Link. Grade II listed, wherein it's dated to 1827-30.
Coppice Particular Baptist Church. Dorothy Turley.
Darkhouse Baptist Church. Dennis Harper (2008). Interior view, Dennis Harper (2014). Link, which has more photos.
Old Meeting House (Unitarian, congregation founded in 1662), on Old Meeting Road. John French. Two further views - 1, 2, both Dennis Harper (2011). Link.
Providence Baptist Chapel on Hospital Lane. Dorothy Turley. Three further views - 1, 2, 3, It has a date-stone for 1871. Two interior views - 1, 2, and the total immersion baptismal pool, which Dennis was advised is unusual in having two sets of steps, one set being more common. Dennis also learned that the church used to be of two stories, but following the collapse of the gallery, it was re-built as it is today. The church has a small exhibition with the trowel used for laying the foundation stone, and a cross made from nails recovered from the debris of the upper storey collapse. All Dennis Harper (2018). Link.
Roseville Methodist Church on School Street. Dennis Harper (2011).
St. Chad on Oak Street. Dennis Harper (2011). Link.
St. Cuthbert's Mission Church on Broad Street, Wallbrook. Another view. Both Dennis Harper (2008).
St. John Fisher (R.C.) on Yew Tree Lane. Another view. Both Dennis Harper (2012).
Upper Ettingshall (Sodom) Methodist Church. Dorothy Turley.

Holly Hall

New Testament Church of God on Wood Street. Dennis Harper (2013).
St. Augustine of Hippo. James tells me that the original design called for a tower, but lack of money prevented its construction. The original plans can be seen here, listed under Dudley. Two inside views - towards the altar, and the apse. James Brookes.

Lower Gornal.

Champions Church on Cinder Bank. SO 941 847. Paul E. Barnett (2014). Link.
Congregational Church, Primrose Hill. Both John French.
Noah's Ark Methodist Church (disused). Built in 1925 on the site of an earlier church, this listed building is to be redeveloped as housing.
St. Andrew on Hill Street. Chris Emms (2009). Another view, interior view, and the altar, all Dennis Harper (2008). Another view. SO 938 841. Paul E. Barnett (2014). Link.
St. Peter. SO 951 840. Paul E. Barnett (2014). Link.

Upper Gornal
Pentecostal Church on Eve Lane. Dennis Harper (2013).
Ruiton Church (Congregational) on Hermit Street and Holloway Street. John French. Two further views - 1, 2, both Dennis Harper (2012).
St. Peter on Kent Street. John French. Another view, Dennis Harper (2008). Interior view, altar and font, all Dennis Harper (2013).
Upper Gornal Methodist Church on Kent Street. Another view. Both Dennis Harper (2008).




25 April 2023

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