Longworth Primitive Methodist chapel

Cow Lane, Longworth OX13 5EN

Longworth Primitive Methodist chapel

Longworth, Faringdon Circuit.—On Sunday and Tuesday, June the 8th and 10th, 1862, we celebrated the first anniversary of our chapel at Longworth. On the Sunday three powerful sermons were preached to crowded congregations by the Rev, T. Kench, of Hindon. On Tuesday afternoon Brother Kench preached another sermon to a large number of people in the open air, after which upwards of 200 persons sat down in Mr. Prince’s barn to an excellent repast.

After tea a public meeting was held and addressed by the Rev. J. Wright, the writer, and the Rev. T. Kench. The meeting was good and a blessed and holy influence rested upon the audience, and we trust that good was done. The proceeds of the services amounted to £5, for which we give thanks to the great Giver of all good. In the beginning of the year 1801 an old cottage with the land on which it stood, were purchased for the sum of £40. The cottage was taken down, and a beautiful chapel was erected on the site at a cost (including £40 for the land and cottage), of £158 10s. 7½d. ; towards this we have raised £55, and have other subscriptions to come in, which will bring the debt on the chapel down to £100.

The chapel is built of stone, with brick quoins, and is 23 feet by 17 ; and 14 feet to the wall-plate; it has four windows 8 feet by 3 feet, with Gothic heads ; it is also well ventilated and covered with blue slate. It stands in a pleasant part of the village, and is admired by all who see it.

We are also happy to state that since we opened it the Lord has graciously made known his power to save in it, a blessed revival has been going on during the last nine months, and a number of sinners, mostly young men, have been converted to God, and the society has risen from fourteen to above fifty members. One young man who was saved and joined us has since died, saying, ” I am going to heaven, because Christ has pardoned my sins. The angels are in my room to carry me to glory. Hallelujah.” John Tuck.

On Street View in 2011 the chapel building – which is small and neat, has been converted into residential use


Primitive Methodist magazine 1862 page 754

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