Dawgreen Zoar Particular Baptist Church

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Records relating to this church can be found at WYAS: Kirklees under reference number KC1049.

This church was established by members who seceded from Staincliffe in 1846 under the leadership of Robert Carr who had been the pastor at South Ossett Baptist Church 1840-1845 and who had then joined Staincliffe in 1845.

It is not known which premises in Dawgreen were used for worship between 1846-1851, though from 1851 the Temperance Hall in Princess Street, Dawgreen was used.

In August 1870 services were moved to Batley Carr Old School in Upper Road. Morning and afternoon services were held at Dawgreen and evening services at Batley Carr from October 1870.

Zoar chapel was built in Boothroyd Lane in 1874 and a Sunday School was established between 1876-1877.

The chapel closed c1950.