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Wesleyan Chapel - Ibstock, Leicestershire
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N 52° 41.348 W 001° 24.067
30U E 608067 N 5838889
Quick Description: Wesleyan Reform church on Melbourne Road, Ibstock.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/25/2017 3:32:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMW11Q
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
Views: 2

Long Description:
"The Wesleyan Reform movement, which believed that all Wesleyan chapels should be independent of one another, was formed in 1859, but the split with the Wesleyan Methodists came a little earlier in north-west Leicestershire. The secession in Ibstock can be precisely dated to January 1851, when a ‘Branch Wesleyan Methodist’ congregation began meeting. The religious census taken in March that year records that 75 sq. yds of space had been made available to them for public worship within a building. They had no service on census Sunday, but a congregation of 25-40 people attended their usual afternoon services. They built their own chapel in 1855, at a cost of £120. Maps show a former nonconformist chapel in the centre of the village, and the building still stood there in 2014, but it is not known which denomination built it or met there. The lane past the chapel is known as reform Road (although it was called Narrow Lane on the 1883 Ordnance Survey map). Could this be the first Wesleyan Reform chapel? The congregation grew substantially in the later 19th and early 20th centuries, from 68 members in 1881 to 119 members in 1911, when they built a new chapel on Melbourne Road. The Wesleyan Reform Church did not join the union of Methodist churches in 1932. They had a full-time minister in 1971, with the strength of this denomination in north-west Leicestershire demonstrated by A.E. Hodkinson of Ibstock being one of only 22 ordained ministers across the whole Connexion. "

SOURCE - (visit link)
Wesleyan Reform 137 Melbourne Rd, Ibstock Leicestershire LE67 6NQ England

Worship services:
Sunday Services 10.30 am third Sunday of month Other Sundays - 6.00 pm

Wesleyan District: National Forest East Methodist Circuit

Date building was constructed: 1911

Church's web site: Not listed

Date church was organized: Not listed

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