The Methodist Chapel

Two years later it was thought this land was insufficient for their requirements, so a further ten foot strip was Purchased for £ 25 and a wall was erected to enclose the disused mailings and all the land. Miss Moore was invited to lay the foundation stone in the east side wall and this she carried out on 1s 1915, after which a tea was provided for all the congregation.

With the Great War now taking its toll of so many of the country's youth it was another (years before a start was made on the present Chapel.

Two foundation stones were eventually laid, one by the Primitive Methodist Church and the by the Primitive Methodist Circuit, on 8th July 1926 and exactly one year later a large attendance the opening of the new Watton Primitive Methodist Church when the Rev. G. R. Brake, the re minister, conducted the opening ceremony. Mr. M. G. Peeke-Vout, whose firm built the Cl handed the keys over to the Rev. Brake and the doors were subsequently unlocked by Mrs. G. Ing of Hilgay and Mrs. C. K. Fisher of Coney Weston, who declared the church opened for worship. Upwards of 400 people then filled the church to overflowing to listen to the dedicatic mon by the Rev. A. L. Humphries of Hartley College, Manchester, an ex-president of the Pri Methodist Church. Teas were then served in the former church and in the schoolroom. In addition to the main building there is a minister's vestry and a large room for week-night meetings.

The seating accommodation in the church is 234 with an additional 50 in the gallery which is in addition to the porch and lobbies at the front of the church. The financial statement, as presented by Mr Harvey, indicated a total outlay of about £ 3,600, which includes alterations to the former church adapt it for Sunday School work. £ 1,577.18. 4d. had been raised previously and £ 176. 8. 4c taken on the opening day.

Studio Khyber's new shop v first Methodist Chapel in the circa 1832

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