Mapping Methodism – Tregidden Bible Christian Chapel

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Tregidden is a hamlet south of Manaccan in the parish of St Martin-in-Meneage and also partly in the parish of Manaccan. This profile of Tregidden Bible Christian Chapel has been compiled by Terry Moyle.


Originally a Baptist Chapel

Bought by Bible Christians 1839


Cob walls

Capacity 54

1868 Plan – two services on Sundays & Thursday weeknight service

Sunday School started by Arundel & Mary Ralph in 1867

Local preachers – Sampson Carlyon & Arundel Ralph

1869 33 members

1873 revival meeting

1878 renovation

1884 Sunday School 32 scholars & 9 teachers

1894 Bible Christian Magazine Obituary – Arundel Ralph died in 1894; he was a long standing member at Tregidden and established a Sunday School there.

1896 Sunday School 18 scholars & 4 teachers

First baptism 1839

83 baptisms 1838-1900 – families from St. Keverne, St. Martin in Meneage and Manaccan

Family names associated with baptisms at Tregidden – Harry, Thomas, Lory, Carlyon,

Pearce, Hodge, Lugg, Williams, Jane, Reynolds, Ralph, Tripp, Hill and Richards

Closed by 1901


1970s sketch of Tregidden BC chapel

Tregidden BC Chapel 2020

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