Cinderhill Primitive Methodist

Extract from "The Primitive Methodist Magazine - January 1852

This is a small hamlet about 4 miles from Dudley and about 1 mile from Sedgley. Through the good influence of our Sedgley friends and the assistance they rendered the Preachers, Cinderhill was missioned; and the Lord opening the way a society was raised and a small dwelling house was rented in which Divine Worship was performed.

The caused prospered herein and the bretheren persevered until they believed a chapel might be raised. Spirited efforts therefore were made and a suitable plot of freehold land was purchased. Sanction was obtained of the Building Committee and work commenced.

The chapel which is 24 feet by 27 feet inside and 15 feet from floor to ceiling was opened for Divine Worship on January 1st last by Mr. Squire Harvey from Tunstall, Mr. E. Brittain and Mr. E. Grice. The collection at these services was liberal considering the place and the season of the year.

The total cost of this neat little chapel is £170 and 1 shilling including lamps, candlesticks, stove and insurance etc., towards this £54 has been raised.

The trustees have obtained a mortgage of £120 as there is no outstanding debts they consider themselves in easy circumstances. The chapel is fenced around by a brick wall and this little sanctuary is an ornament to the hamlet which has no other place of worship in it. The seats let pretty well, the congregations have very much improved and the chapel is likely to make its way and prove a blessing to prosperity.

We tender our thanks to Mr. Whitehouse a local ironmaster for a liberation of £5, to Mr. Thompson a gentleman of Bilston who in addition to a donation of £5 very kindly presented us with a Bible and a Hymnbook for the pulpit; and to all other gentlemen and friends who assisted us, we tender our expressions of heartfelt gratitude.

Original Trustees

Thomas Guest Miner of Cinderhill
William Page Miner of Cinderhill
John Colley Miner of Cinderhill
Moses Jones Miner of Cinderhill
William Burden Miner of Cinderhill
Frederick Cox Miner of Cinderhill
John Hinton Bricklayer of Cinderhill
Job Johnson Forgeman of Sedgley
Frederick Jones Pumpmaker of Sedgley

The land was purchased and settled by deed on the 4th January 1850.


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