Moity Primitive Methodist chapel

Moity Primitive Methodist chapel

The Primitive Methodist magazine of 1846 contains an account by T Parr of the opening of a chapel at Moity.

Unusually for one of these magazine accounts we are not told which circuit or mission Moity is in.  However, Moity is in Herefordshire, north west of Llowes.  The 1888 Ordnance Survey map shows the New Zion Primitive Methodist chapel at Grid Ref: SO 18162 42186. It still exists on Street View in 2011, although the ford it was sited next to has become a bridge.  It’s another of those rural chapel where you wonder where the congregation came from.

T Parr tells us about the opening:

Moity.—A neat stone Connexional chapel was opened for Divine worship at this village, on October 11th and 18th; and the Revs. D. Griffiths, (Independent,) R. Roberts, (Wesleyan,) J. H. Hall, (Baptist,) and J. Grieves, J. Middleton, and myself, (Primitives,) officiated at the services. The collections amounted to £12 6s. 11d., and the private donations to £49 14s. 6d.

The chapel is about 24 feet by 20 outside, and 14 feet from the floor to the ceiling ; it has four rising pews, three sash windows, stands in a convenient situation, and its debt is but £35. We tender our thanks to Mr. Powell, for his gift of the ground and stone ;  to Miss Pugh, for her donation of £5. ; to Sir John Walsh, M.P., for his grant of £2, and to all other friends with whose aid we have been favoured. T. Parr”


Primitive Methodist magazine of 1846 page 751

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