Grateful Days

By Nickimags888


This is the oldest Methodist Chapel in the island dating from 1809, quite an imposing building it is too!

According to the a local website "Methodism was brought to Jersey in 1774 by two Jersey traders returning from work in the Newfoundland cod fishing trade. Early societies met in a variety of buildings. It was not until 1809 that the Island’s first Methodist chapel was built, on land donated to the St Ouen society – some time after the French Independents had built their first chapel at King Street in St Helier in 1790 – and there were chapels in all of the island’s parishes by 1838."

A lot of these churches have now closed down as the congregations have dwindled and it's too expensive to use the big buildings. Some have been made into flats or houses whilst some have been demolished to make way for newer buildings.

I'm looking forward to seeing your entries for this week's theme, and don't forget to tag them MM216 so they'll be included.

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