Bethesda Methodist Chapel, Albion Street
Bethesda Methodist Chapel, Albion Street, Stoke-on-Trent, West Midlands ST1 1QF View on map
Largest Methodist chapel outside London built 1819 with additions of 1859 and 1887. Closed and unused for 20 years. BBC2 Restoration series finalist in 2003. Phase I repairs to roof and front elevation were completed in 2007 and Phase 2 repairs completed in 2011.
Events and Open Days are advertised on the Historic Chapels Trust (HCT) website: www.hct.org.uk, on the local Friends Group website: www.bethesda-stoke.info, in HCT's newsletters, on Bethesda's Facebook page and Twitter @historicchapels. Access arrangements are clearly publicised on a noticeboard outside the building. The chapel will be open on the second Saturday of the month in 2016 from April to December inclusive, from 12pm - 2:30pm. An exhibition about World War One and members of the congregation who served in the armed forces has been on display and has attracted good local publicity. The weeping window poppy display has been bid for at Bethesda. The Chapel will be open on Heritage Open Day weekend. There are monthly organ recitals free of charge on Open Days. Free access to the exterior at all times. Viewing of the interior available at any reasonable time by prior arrangement with the key holder John Booth (01782 856810). Guides for group visits are available.
- Open on Heritage Open Day
- Other Charges: Donations welcome.
Main entrance on Albion Street, Hanley. Side entrance on Bethesda Street, Hanley, opposite Stoke Potteries Museum and Art gallery. Rail: Stoke-on-Trent (2 miles). Bus: Route 25 (from station to Hanley centre). Stoke Central Bus Station (200m walk)
Public multi-storey car park (5 minutes walk, off Bethesda Street)
- Wheelchair access: Partial
- Disabled Toilets: No
- Assistance dogs: Yes