James Caughey Liverpool meeting - Mt Pleasant (1843)

New Year’s Day night, I preached in the Mount Pleasant chapel to a crowded congregation. Twelve sinners were converted to God.

We have had “protracted meetings” in two other chapels on the South Circuit: Mount Pleasant, and Wesley chapel, Stanhope street. The former is a small building; in which we had a good work, though I did not enjoy such freedom in preaching there as elsewhere.

Taken from 'Methodism in Earnest' on www.revival-library.org

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The second Wesleyan chapel to be opened in Liverpool was Mount Pleasant, erected in 1790 to serve a new, expanding district of the town, for those families who found Pitt Street remote and distasteful. Even so, when in 1825 it became a member church of the South Circuit its membership (590) was only two thirds that of Pitt Street. The character of the neighbourhood changed rapidly and the services became more spontaneous and evangelistic. The remaining influential families left with the opening of Grove Street in 1859, when it was proposed to close Mount Pleasant. The Chapel was however retained as a mission. In 1884 it was transferred to the new Mission Circuit and was reconstructed in that year at a cost of £2,682. Its central position by this time led to its being renamed Central Hall with a lay missioner in charge of the work. Mount Pleasant was closed in 1905 with the building of the new Central Hall a few yards away. The building was turned into a billiards hall and still stands.

The position of the Chapel is close to where the marker is, but I must still find out exactly where. The link is to an old map which shows the chapel, but the problem is it shows it as being where the Central Hall is standing. I shall have to go and see. www.genuki.org.uk/cgi-bin/churches. When in the site hit 'Old Maps.'

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