Mapping Methodism – Carn Brea Wesleyan Chapel

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Carn Brea is a hamlet about one mile southwest of Redruth. This profile of Carn Brea Wesleyan Chapel has been compiled by Jo Lewis and Tony Mansell.

 

From the parish church head north on Railway Villas towards Blowinghouse. The Wesleyan chapel was on the left.

Wesleyan chapel. Local rubble with granite dressings. 2 tall round-arched windows at the front end flanking a rendered gabled porch. Original sash windows recently replaced. (Cornwall Council Heritage Gateway)

Carn Brea Wesleyan Chapel 2016 (Photo: Jo Lewis)

1870: Carn Brea Methodist Church build date. https://methodist121.org.uk/chapels/carn-brea-village/ (Cornwall Council Heritage Gateway)

Built as a Wesleyan chapel. (SWChurches)

Part of Redruth Wesleyan Circuit. (SWChurches)

1895: Meagre supplies at tea meeting. (Cornubian and Redruth Times – Friday 27 September 1895)

Carn Brea Wesleyan Tea Treat

15 Jan 1914: Letter, extinction of debt, Carn Brea Wesleyan Chapel, IIlogan. Letter from Wesleyan Chapel Committee to the Reverend C Stuchbery, Redruth, concerning possible grant of £10 towards extinction of debt. (Kresen Kernow MRR/1591)

Jul 1915: Application for permission for renovation, Carn Brea Wesleyan Chapel, IIlogan. Application form for modification of renovation scheme [see MRR/1592]. (Kresen Kernow MRR/1594)

1915: Chapel re-opened after renovations. (West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser – Thursday 17 June 1915)

Sep 1915: Application for grant, extinction of debt, Carn Brea Wesleyan Chapel, IIlogan. Application to Wesleyan Chapel Committee for grant towards extinction of debt. (Kresen Kernow MRR/1596)

8 Sep 1915: Note of sanction, renovation of Carn Brea Wesleyan Chapel, IIlogan. Sanction to carry out modified renovation scheme, set out in MRR/1594. (Kresen Kernow MRR/1595)

3 Nov 1915: Notice of grant, extinction of debt, Carn Brea Wesleyan Chapel, IIlogan. Notice of grant of £10 by Wesleyan Chapel Committee towards extinction of £75 debt. (Kresen Kernow MRR/1597)

1932: The Wesleyan, Primitive Methodist and the United Methodist Church amalgamated to become the Methodist Church of Great Britain.

1932: Became Carn Brea Methodist Church. (SWChurches)

Part of Redruth Methodist Circuit. (SWChurches)

1870-1947: Trust minutes and accounts, Carn Brea Methodist Church, Illogan. Trust minutes, 1870-1889, 1913; trust accounts, 1869-1947. (Kresen Kernow MRR/3079)

3 Mar 1948: Letter, grant for improvements, Carn Brea Methodist Church, IIlogan. Covering letter from Department of Chapel Affairs, Manchester, to Reverend Cyrus Burge, accompanying £15 cheque towards chapel improvements. (Kresen Kernow MRR/1599)

1948: Fund-raising for renovations. (Cornishman – Thursday 09 September 1948)

6-7 Jun 1959: Programme, opening of new Sunday School, Carn Brea Methodist Church, IIlogan. Souvenir programme and hymn sheet for opening of new Sunday School, 6 June 1959, and Sunday School anniversary, 7 June 1959. Includes history of Methodism with particular references to Sunday School work in Carn Brea Village, 1830-1959, compiled by S J J. (Kresen Kernow MRR/1601)

6 Jun 1959: Order of service, opening of new Sunday School, Carn Brea Methodist Church, IIlogan. (Kresen Kernow MRR/1602)

Dec 1962: Letter, liquidation of loan, Carn Brea Methodist Church, IIlogan. Letter from Methodist Chapel Aid Association to Reverend W Griffiths, Redruth, concerning liquidation of loan and return of deeds. (Kresen Kernow MRR/1600)

1949-1971: Trust minutes, Carn Brea Methodist Church, Illogan. (Kresen Kernow MRR/1290)

Aug 1981: Property account, Carn Brea Methodist Church, Illogan. Account for year ending August 1981. (Kresen Kernow MRR/1240)

1977-1981: Minutes, Church Council, Carn Brea Methodist Church, Illogan. (Kresen Kernow MRR/1229)

Aug 1982: Property account, Carn Brea Methodist Church, Illogan. Account for year ending August 1982. (Kresen Kernow MRR/1241)

Aug 1984: Property account, Carn Brea Methodist Church, Illogan. Account for year ending August 1984. (Kresen Kernow MRR/1243)

2004: Became a multipurpose building. https://methodist121.org.uk/chapels/carn-brea-village/

2006: Closed. (SWChurches) Perhaps 2004!

2018: Closure date.

Sold with planning permission for two houses.

 

 

 

 

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