Thurcaston Methodist Chapel

Methodist Chapel (left section of building) pictured in 2008

 

John Wesley (1703-1791), the founder of Methodism, made frequent visits to the Charnwood area.   It is said that people from Thurcaston travelled to hear him and were inspired to meet together, probably in their own homes.

A cottage on Mill Road was bought and opened as a Wesleyan Chapel in 1824.   The Chapel (the left-hand part of the building) could only accomodate 30 and was claimed to be the smallest place of worship in the county.

At the time of the photo (2008), the board outside the chapel advertised services at 10:30am on the 3rd Sunday of the month and a Ladies' Bright Hour at 2:30pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays.

The Chapel closed in 2012 and has since been converted to a 2-storey private house.

Inside the Chapel, set out for a heritage exhibition in 2010