Naphill Primitive Methodist chapel
Chapel Lane Naphill HP14 4RB
The Primitive Methodist magazine for August 1851 contains an account by C Robbins of High Wycombe mention of the opening of “our neat little chapel” at Naphill. It was opened on May 11th 1851 with sermons by Mr Holliday from London.
It measured 26.5′ x 20.5′, was 14′ high to the ceiling and seated 120 persons. “We have formed an excellent Sabbath School in it”.
Special thanks to Joseph Hunt for his donation of £5.
By 1855 James Mules tells us “the work of God has been delightfully progressing at Naphill” so they made the chapel 6′ longer with room for an extra 40 people. It cost them £34 of which they had raised £27.
On July 22nd, 1855 and Monday, 23rd, it was re-opened by Mr. J. Fuller. “At the tea-meeting we had upwards of 200 persons. After the tables, etc., were removed, the public meeting was addressed by Mr. S. Nash, the circuit preachers, and Mr. and Mrs. Fuller. The chapel was literally crammed”
The chapel is still active in 2016.
Primitive Methodist magazine August 1851 pp 499-500
Primitive Methodist magazine September 1855 pp 559-560
Naphill Methodist Church website accessed August 29th 2016 http://www.highwycombemethodist.org.uk/naphill.php