Broadgates Chapel Gallery

Broadgates Chapel Gallery

Independents, Ebenezer Chapel, The Fold, Broadgates

Brief Timeline:

  • 1790: Independents wanted free self-governing congregations, opposed to any connection between church and state.
  • 1785: formed by Protestant Dissenters who met in Globe Inn yard.
  • 1787: built this chapel.
  • 1810: Sunday school founded, with the school at east end; later Dr. Joseph Parker was a teacher.
  • 1812: floor of chapel boarded, gallery erected.
  • 1825: vestry added.
  • 1852: Sunday school room doubled in size.
  • 1869: closed when congregation, then called Congregationalists, moved to Hencotes Congregational Church.  Later a steam-operated corn mill, now named Broadgates House and is a retail premises.

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