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Somerset’s ‘chapel in the valley’ marks its 150-year anniversary

Somerset’s ‘chapel in the valley’ marks its 150-year anniversary
Revd Cyril Aston and Revd Mike Plant
Jenny Caines
26 June, 2022 1 min read

After a two-year delay due to Covid restrictions, Scarr Congregational Chapel – the ‘chapel in the valley’ as it is locally known – was finally able to celebrate its 150-year anniversary in April.

Located rurally in the parish of Lydeard-St-Lawrence (some ten miles northwest of Taunton), it seems an unlikely place for a chapel. But it was here in the 1850s that a revival started, first among home groups. As the work grew, a chapel was built in 1870.

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