In the 1869 Primitive Methodist magazine, Frederick Smith tells us about three new chapels that have opened at Corna, Ballalheigh and Kirk Michael, all in the Peel branch of the Ramsey circuit.
At Kirk Michael they opened “the best country chapel on the island”. Opening preachers included Revs S Smith, R Armfield and G Morris. It boasted a “sweet-toned organ of ten stops and one of the best choirs on the island”. Mr W Corlett was the organistsThe old chapel was retained as a Sunday school.
The cost was £500 of which they raised half. Donors included J Rodgers, Mr Mybrea, Captain Gill.
Does this chapel still exist, next to the Mitre pub?
Primitive Methodist 1869 page 244