Used with permission C. Sellars
Methodist Chapel - Metheringham
The Chapel is built on the site of the old village pound. The Trustees bought the land in 1904 and the first stones were laid on 11th July 1907 and the chapel opened for public worship on the 20th May 1908. Known as one of the 'Cathedrals of village Methodism', it seats over 300 people.
It is built in Gothic style with 2 transepts. The lofty roof is boarded with pitch pine. Over the rostrum is a stained glass window representing the 'Good Shepherd' with Moses and David. The pews are pitch pine and the rostrum and communion furniture are dark Australian oak. The local stone, with which the church is built, was given by the Earl of Londesborough. The original west window was replaced in 1941 by a window 'The Sower' with John and Charles Wesley depicted on either side. The organ originally came form the old Wesleyan Chapel across the road.
There are 3 memorials to the fallen of the Great War; a wooden carved memorial, a marble tablet on the North Wall which came form the Primitive Methodist chapel in Drury Street and a marble tablet on the south wall which came from the Wesleyan chapel in Tan Vats.
Wesleyan Chapel - Metheringham
This chapel was built between 1840 and 1880. It was once a garage complete with pumps and is now Parker's Stores. Behind the old Wesleyan Chapel lay the Wesleyan School whose records begin on 6th October 1862. The school finally closed in 1938.
Pentecostal Chapel - Metheringham
The building that was once the Pentecostal Chapel is situated in Back Street. Currently occupied by Touchline Therapies, it has had other uses over the years. It was once the home of Metheringham's volunteer fire fighters.
Primitive Methodist Chapel
Primitive Methodist Chapel - Metheringham
The Primitive Methodist Chapel in Drury street, seen here on the left, was built in the 1850s, closed due to dwindling attendance in the early 60s and demolished in the early 70s to make way for St Wilfred's Close.
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