The opening of Hickling Primitive Methodist chapel is reported in the Primitive Methodist magazine of 1838. We are told little, except that after missioning the village they started building a chapel “rather prematurely”.
Eventually however, the difficulties overcome and the chapel opened “about Michaelmas” 1836. All the formalities were completed in March 1837. Despite the rocky start, things were looking up – “we have a large congregation and an increasing society. It is an excellent country chapel; and within its walls have often assembled more than 200 souls.”
Primitive Methodist magazine 1838 page 68