Gore End, Hampshire

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...and East Woodhay

By David Young

This 1914 chapel, now a house, is near East Woodhay (pronounced woody) which appears frequently in the early archives. East Woodhay never had a chapel, but I was speaking the other day (June 2015) with a man who lives there, now in his 80s, who told me that people used to walk the approximately two miles to Gore End chapel. His grandfather was a local preacher, based at Gore End, and went all over the Circuit preaching in the chapels; he himself recalls happy times at the chapel in his boyhood.

We may be sad that the witness has been extinguished, but we may also dwell on the words of Ecclesiastes 3:14: "I know that whatever God does endures for ever; nothing can be ... taken from it."

This page was added by David Young on 29/06/2015.