About Moors Methodist Chapel
Moors Methodist Chapel is part of the Northern Area of the Shropshire and Marches Methodist Circuit. For information about service times, view the preaching plans on the Service Times page. Information about ministers can be found on the Northern Area Ministers page.
Our present church is very active, with between 10 and 20 people who worship regularly and much greater numbers at key events. This is encouraging in a small community of only 22 houses. We also have a Ladies Fellowship and Craft group who meet each Thursday evening and who are a great support to the life of the church. Our praise group, the Moors Singers meet each Tuesday for prayer and song practice, and we visit and support other churches and organisations in our circuit to sing on special occasions.
Each Saturday morning from the spring through to the autumn, we hold a coffee morning. This attracts friends from other churches and the local community who enjoy both the company and the home made cakes and refreshments. We welcome visitors who may be enjoying a boating holiday on the adjacent Llangollen Canal.
In the past, we have been widely involved in social welfare, and working with young people. This included being founders of the local scout group, youth football team, members of St John Ambulance Division, Parish Councillors and Borough Aldermen.
Present members look for opportunities to continue to support the local community in less formal roles – and as we reflect on the past we look forward to the future.
The church was originally built in 1829, probably by miners who worked in the local colliery and boat people who worked on the canal. Although there is no documented evidence, we believe that the church was rebuilt in 1870 after the original building was destroyed by fire. We know that John Wesley preached nearby in Chirk, so it is safe to assume that our church was founded by people who were likely to have been present on that occasion.
The Moors Methodist Chapel is situated on a little lane off the B5069 Oswestry to Overton/Ellesmere Rd in North Shropshire. It is about 2 miles beyond the village of Gobowen and runs parallel to the Llangollen Canal.
View our location on the Google Map below, or view a larger version of this map to get directions.