Mapping Methodism – North Country United Methodist Free Church

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North Country is a short distance to the north of Redruth. This profile of North Country UMFC has been compiled by Jo Lewis and Tony Mansell.


Possible Wesleyan Association Chapel built.

1837: Seating for 100.

Thomas Ellery as (Minister)

1864/5: North Country UMFC built. (Jo Lewis)

Possibly built on the same site as a former Wesleyan Association Chapel.

There are chapels at North Country for the Wesleyan Methodists (built in 1826) and the United Methodist Free Church, which was built in 1864-5. (Genuki)

1880: A correspondent remarks that the following are among the places of religions worship in and near Redruth: Parish Church, Chapel of Ease, Dopps Mission Room, Church at Treleigh, Quaker Chape], Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, United Methodist Free Church, Bible Christian Chapel, Primitive Methodist Chapel, Plainangwarry Town Mission Chapel, Methodist Free Church, South Downs, Wesleyan Chapel, South Downs, Primitive and Wesleyan Chapels near Blowing House, Wesleyan Chapel near Churchtown, North Country Wesleyan Chapel, old and new, North Country United Methodist Free Church, Lower North Country Primitive Chapel. Bible Christian Chapel, Wheal Peavor, Redruth Highway Wesleyan Chapel, Harris’s Mill Wesleyan Chapel, Primitive Methodist Chapel. Redruth Highway. At the last census only one half of the people in Redruth town and parish went to any place of worship, out of a population of 10,675, and since then six places of worship have been built in the parish. The population was then 10,676. The population is less at present. (Cornubian and Redruth Times – Friday 26 November 1880)

Letter regarding North Country UMFC. (Cornubian and Redruth Times – Friday 04 June 1886)

North Country UMFC (Photo: Jo Lewis)

Concert in the North Country Wesleyan Chapel which was lent to North Country UMFC. (Cornubian and Redruth Times – Saturday 04 March 1905)1907: The Methodist New Connexion, Bible Christians and United Methodist Free Churches amalgamated to become the United Methodist Church.

Closure date not found – sometime between 1938 and 1963.

The chapel has now been converted and named Chapel Cottage. (Jo Lewis)

Small United Methodist chapel now converted to house and altered. Painted rubble vernacular example, originally with pointed-arched windows. Gable-end entrance doorway. (Heritage Gateway)


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