Bethesda Methodist Chapel, Hanley, is a redundant chapel on Albion Street in Hanley, Staffordshire, England. It has been designated as a Grade II* listed building since 1972, and is now in the ownership of the Historic Chapels Trust. The building has been known as the "Cathedral of the Potteries", and "it was one of the largest and most ornate Methodist town chapels surviving in the UK". (Wikipedia)
The local committee have started fundraising for the third and final phase of repairs. Phase III will comprise all remaining works to provide heating/lighting and other facilities inside the church. At one time the chapel held upto 2000 worshipers. Future use of the chapel may include concerts and weddings.
On 13th September, Bethesda held one of their open days to raise funds for the remaining works. City Voices were delighted to provide music (from friend of CV Richard Faulkner) and poetry for the visitors, and make a donation to the fund. We had a small but appreciative audience and news will follow of the total raised that day.