History

The Christian Church, of which Salem is a part, traces its origins back to Jesus Christ's great commission to 'go and make disciples of all nations'. Although the particular branch of Christianity known as Congregationalism or Independency officially arrived on the scene in the late 1500s, our heritage is to be found among some of the medieval 'heretics' who dared to speak out against a corrupt Church, in the reformation, in the puritans, and in the eighteenth-century revivals.

Of this be assured: Salem Chapel is no museum or doorway to yester-year: It is the Church of God against which the gates of hell will not prevail.

The chapel membership roll, 1818, 1823 & 1838