Shrewsbury Christadelphians have been worshipping in the town for many years. In the early 1990’s we acquired this building on the corner of Tankerville Street/Monkmoor Road.
Once purchased we carried out a refurbishment to suit our requirements. This included bringing the toilets up to date and creating a kitchen area. Within the worshipping area, a suspended ceiling has been installed, which hides the height of the worship space to conserve energy. Many of the features on the building, both externally and internally, have been maintained even though as a religion we do not necessarily agree with their symbolism that they convey within the wider religious traditions.
The building is not actually listed by the Local Authority but is obviously of local historical significance especially the elevation facing Monkmoor Road, which has some original leaded glass in timber windows. The tower on the building is unique and features in our own logo.
The photos included show some of the building works we undertook to the structure while it was being refurbished in the 1990’s.
We understand the building was formerly associated with the Abbey and possibly used as a school room. If you at any time attended, or used this building prior to the 1990’s, we would be interested to hear from you about it. Also, if you have any written records, photographs (showing internal or external views) of the building, these would also help us document the history of the building to conserve it for the future.