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Chapel receives Royal visit

A CHAPEL in Hollywood on the border of Solihull, celebrated its 300th birthday yesterday with a special visit by HRH Prince Richard of Gloucester, who unveiled a commemorative plaque dedicated to the ministers who had served throughout its history.

A CHAPEL in Hollywood on the border of Solihull, celebrated its 300th birthday yesterday with a special visit by HRH Prince Richard of Gloucester, who unveiled a commemorative plaque dedicated to the ministers who had served throughout its history.

The royal visitor met members of the 70 strong congregation at Kingswood Chapel in Packhorse Lane during a 45 minute stay at the church.

The original chapel was constructed in Dark Lane in Hollywood but was burnt to the ground by rebels, whilst the present one was built with locally made bricks and opened in April 1709.

A spokesman for the Unitarian chapel said: “The Duke’s visit will be a grand finale to what has been a most interesting year.”

 

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