Moreton Primitive Methodist chapel

Moreton, Thame OX9 2HX

Moreton Primitive Methodist chapel

StreetView in 2023 shows the former Primitive Methodist chapel in Moreton near Thame in residential use.

The start of the story is reported by Samuel West in the Primitive Methodist magazine of 1840. The chapel opened on Friday August 30 and Sunday September 1st 1839.  Preachers were Bros Turner (Aylesbury) and Brewer and Mrs West.

Missionaries first visited the village in 1836, preaching in the open air and then cottages, until farmer Joseph Way allowed them to use one of his barns and then, so that a Sunday school could be established, gave a piece of land. The chapel built there was 26′ x 20′ and 8′ to the wall plate. It cost £90, £60 of which was lent by Mr Way.  The Sunday school had been established by 1840 and was doing well


Primitive Methodist magazine 1840 page 374

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