Mere Primitive Methodist chapel

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Mere Primitive Methodist chapel

Keith Guyler 1991

location of Mere Primitive Methodist chapel

North Street, Mere, Wiltshire BA12 6HW

By Christopher Hill

Mere is north of Shaftesbury.  Mere Primitive Methodist chapel was opened in 1846 for a congregation of mainly agricultural workers and small tradespeople of the area. As numbers steadily increased, a gallery was built in the chapel in 1859. A Sunday School was begun and in 1874 a schoolroom was built behind the chapel. As the congregation flourished new pews and windows were provided in 1877 and in 1903 a new manse was built. 

The building is still the home of Mere Methodist church in 2015.

This page was added by Christopher Hill on 07/08/2015.

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