Beighton Primitive Methodist chapel

33A Chapel Road Beighton NORWICH NR13 3LF

Beighton Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1986

The Primitive Methodist chapel in Beighton was opened in 1862 at a cost of £200.

Thge opening is described in the Primitive Methodist magazine by Richard Howchin.

Beighton is a small village, situated ten miles from Yarmouth. Our people have for some time had a good cause here, but greatly needed a chapel  and school-room. The neighbourhood for several miles round is entirely under our influence, there being no other place of worship except the Church of England. We have purchased land, and built a commodious connexional chapel, and a good school-room.

The building is 37 feet by 34, and 15 feet from floor to wall- plate. The school-room is the whole length of the chapel, and there is an opening of 20 feet long and 5 feet 6 in. high in the wall of the chapel, with shutters, so that we can shut the school-room up from the chapel, or open it, that the school may have the benefit of seeing and hearing the preacher.

The chapel was opened on June the 8th, when three sermons were preached by the Rev. E. Howchin. On June, 15th, the Rev. H. Gunns preached morning and evening, and Mr. G. T. Goodrick in the afternoon. The cost is about £190, towards which we have obtained £60, and the whole required by rule will shortly be raised. May peace and prosperity abide with us. Amen. Richard Howchin.”

On Google Street View in 2009 it is in the process of conversion into a house The Old Chapel.

location: 383075


Primitive Methodist magazine 1862 pages 563-564

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