Sherfield Green Primitive Methodist chapel

Basingstoke circuit

Sherfield was missioned in December 1833.  The 1851 census records 33 + 25 children present at Sherfield upon Loddon Primitive Methodist chapel in the morning, and 50 in the evening  in a chapel built in 1810 . The minister was George Brown of Sherfield. This raises a question, unless the society had purchased a chapel built in 1810 for a different congregation, because the  roots of Primitive Methodist lie in 1807 and it had not spread far from its Staffordshire origins in 1810.

The Primitive Methodist magazine of 1866 includes an account of the laying of the foundation stone at Sherfield Green Primitive Methodist chapel in the Basingstoke circuit. The ceremony took place on Monday July 2nd 1866 and the stone was laid by Mrs H Lake, who was a very generous donor. Other people also laid bricks, each with a donation on top!

After the ceremony there was tea in a tent and then a meeting in the old chapel.  The preacher was Rev G Wallis, who was also the author of the account.

Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine October 1866 page 626

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