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[Former] Wesleyan Chapel - Chapel Fitness Centre, Main Street - Thringstone, Leicestershire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 45.091 W 001° 22.143
30U E 610076 N 5845877
Quick Description: Former Wesleyan methodist chapel on Main Street, Thringstone. It is now used as a fitness centre.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/7/2017 12:21:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMVXDH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 2

Long Description:
"A primitive methodist chapel was opened on Loughborough Road, near to The Green, in 1863. A contemporary newspaper account of the opening reads, 'the comfort of the worshippers has been taken into account by the introduction of two gas stoves... and the chapel is to be lighted with a handsome gas chandelier of twelve burners'. The erection of the primitive chapel was followed by the opening of a Wesleyan Methodist chapel almost directly opposite in 1872. The two movements were united nationally in 1932, after which time the chapels at Thringstone became known respectively as the Loughborough Road and Main Street Methodist Churches.

This arrangement was continued until about 1964, at which point the old Wesleyan chapel was sold off for industrial usage. The Loughborough Road Church was then used by the amalgamated congregations and still exists as the Thringstone Methodist Church. This premises was extended by the addition of a hall and connecting corridor at the rear in 1975. The former Wesleyan chapel was occupied by a number of knitware companies before opening as The Chapel Fitness Centre in 1996."

SOURCE - (visit link)
Address:
Chapel Fitness Centre 11 Main St, Thringstone, Leicestershire LE67 8ND


Worship services:
N/A


Wesleyan District: National Forest East Methodist Circuit

Date building was constructed: 1872

Date church was organized: 1872

Church's web site: Not listed

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