Stanhoe Primitive Methodist Chapel, Norfolk

Photo:1992 Stanhoe Primitive Methodist Chapel in 1987

1992 Stanhoe Primitive Methodist Chapel in 1987

Keith Guyler 1987

By Jill Barber

The first chapel was a small, square building which had been used for storing farm implements. 'The Squire let it to the Primitive Methodists, who cleaned and seated it. It had one door and window next the street, but absolutely no ventilation whatever, and when filled with people, their condensed breath soon ran down the window panes in streams of water!'

A Scripture card hung on the walls, bearing these words:

'SILVER AND GOLD HAVE I NONE, BUT SUCH AS I HAVE, GIVE I THEE'

It was at a class meeting in this chapel that Herbert Williman was converted, at the age of 12, on 15 January 1868.

The chapel later reverted to its former use as a farm building, and in 1996 was virtually derelict.

In 1892 the Primitive Methodists built a new chapel, not far from the old farm building.

Source

The Reminiscences of Herbert Williman 1856-1950: Child Labourer, Boy Preacher, Agricultural Worker, Draper’s Salesman, Builder’s Labourer, Hat Factory Worker, Canadian Emigrant, Colporteur, Town Mission Pastor, Life-long Methodist Preacher, edited and annotated by David Lawrence, privately published, 1996 [copy in Englesea Brook Library]

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