Bethel Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Bicton
Bethel Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Bicton
The corner stone of this chapel was laid on Wednesday 2nd August 1843. Bethel chapel was opened on the 26th November 1843. The chapel was built at the expence of Thomas Brocas of Copthorne House, whose 9 year old son helped to lay the first stone. They held free classes on Sunday mornings to teach adults as well as children how to read. In 1851 it was stated to have been built as a place of worship but at that time was also used as a day school. On Census Sunday in March 1851 there were 40 worshippers at their afternoon service and 41 at their evening service. All the sittings were free. It is not known when it ceased to be used for religious purposes, but it was after 1938; the building has now been converted to other uses.
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