Church in the Black Country up for auction

A former Methodist Church in the Black Country with a range of accommodation on a site of about one-third of an acre is set to attract competitive bidding at Bond Wolfe’s next auction later this month.

The former Moorlands Methodist Church, which fronts onto Hydes Road in West Bromwich has been listed with a guide price* of £175,000+ in the livestreamed auction on 30 March.

The vacant freehold property, which dates from the 1950s, has a gross internal area of about 4,334 sq ft and is located on about 0.34 acres of land.

Colin Totney, a land and development surveyor at Bond Wolfe, said: “This is a very interesting lot that may have potential for various alternative uses, such as residential, subject to obtaining the appropriate planning permission.

“The property comprises a former church and church hall, with an entrance lobby, side entrance, toilets, a kitchen, vestry, storeroom, boiler room and meeting room, with low height storage beneath.

“The building itself could be considered for various uses, or a developer may well seek permission to do something entirely different, either with residential or commercial uses in mind, subject to obtaining the necessary planning permission.”

The former church property is located in a predominantly residential location about 2.5 miles to the north of West Bromwich town centre and about three-quarters of a mile west of the busy local centre of Stone Cross.

Other centres such as Birmingham, Dudley and Walsall are within a few miles drive away, while the national motorway network can be accessed via Junction 9 of the M6 motorway, which is around two miles away.

The former church is among scores of lots that will appear in Bond Wolfe’s next auction which starts at 9am on Wednesday 30 March. The auction will be livestreamed via Bond Wolfe’s website with remote bidding by proxy, telephone or internet only.

For more details and to register to bid visit, or email, or call 0121 312 1212 or 01902 928 510.

Anyone with properties to sell in a future auction can arrange a free appraisal by calling the auction team or visiting

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For further information, please contact:

Suzanne Randell, Joint Managing Director – Auctions,

Bond Wolfe, 1st Floor, 75/77 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2AP

0121 312 1212,, Twitter – @BondWolfe

Editors’ notes:

Bond Wolfe has a record breaking and award-winning team with over 300 years of combined property experience.  They sell all types of residential, commercial and mixed-use property, investments and land/development sites for private individuals and corporate clients. They will hold seven auctions in 2022 – on 9 February, 30 March, 19 May, 21 July, 8 September, 20 October and 8 December – as well as offering online auctions, selling properties nationally across the UK.