Although there have been several books about the origins of the Anglican church in
Malvern, and particularly about the Priory, little has been written
about the many non-conformist churches and chapels, until now.
In his new book 'Dissenters All', Rod Ellis tells the story
of the non-conformist churches, chapels and meeting places of the Malverns,
from about 1806 to the present day.
This charming book is full of interesting stories about the
non-conformists who have worshipped locally during the last two centuries and
contains many colour pictures of the buildings in which they still meet, as
well as those put to new uses.
For example, did you know that the beautiful building which
now houses the Belle Vue Fitness and Beauty Centre on the Wells Road started
life as a Methodist chapel in 1827?
The book will be of interest not only to those interested
in local history but also those who would like to know more about the growth of the non-conformist
About the author
Rod Ellis is a former secondary school teacher and Royal Air Force
He is a Methodist local preacher, comes from Southport in Lancashire and
describes himself as a world traveller and sports enthusiast.
Where to purchase
'Dissenters All' can be purchased in Malvern from The Lyttleton Well, The
Priory Bookshop, and Beacon Books.