We are a small but faithful rural congregation who are currently upgrading our building. Whilst we have traditional services we have a monthly café church service (which takes place in the school room) and we have a dedicated children’s space towards the front and we welcome a variety of local preachers and ministers. We currently host monthly community lunches (1st Thursday of the month 12noon-1:00ish) and once a month we raise money for charity at our Saturday Coffee afternoon (2nd Saturday of the month 2pm-3pm). Other groups and organisations also use our building (such as uniformed organisations).
A brief history:
The present Chapel, which celebrated it’s centenary in 1993, is the third in a line of places of Wesleyan worship in the village. These started in the 18th century with a licensed Preaching House at Vine Cottage, Nanny Lane, following a visit to Ulleskelf by the owner, Mr R Bean, to hear the founder of Methodism Mr John Wesley preach.
In time, a chapel was built on Main Street, attached to the present Wesley House; and later, in the 1890’s, a larger one to the rear. The plot of land donated by Mr Joseph Walkington.
The opening of this, the current chapel, on the 12th April 1892, by Mr W Grey, Superintendent, was followed by 3 Ministers and a congregation of about 300. An Evening lecture on ‘The Father of Methodism’ was given to a crowded chapel; total collections of £55-3s-4d.