Renovating a great survivor of the ‘metropolis of dissent’

Renovating a great survivor of the ‘metropolis of dissent’
 

At the beginning of the last century, there were at least 20 non-conformist chapels in the city centre - which is remarkable when you consider that there were just five Anglican churches in the same area.
In the 19th century, Leicester was known as the ‘Metropolis of Dissent’, which is not surprising in the light of the above.
There were grand chapels on the main thoroughfares, many of which could seat between 500-1,000 worshippers. They attracted huge, and in later years, wealthy congregations.
Times have changed, of course: people have moved away from the city centre and far fewer people... read more

 
6 February 2018 in Regional East, Views: 117
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