[former] United Methodist Free Church, Preesgweene, St. Martin's parish|
There was an established congregation belonging to the United Methodist Free Church here by May 1864. It seems likely that it was an amalgamation of two local congregations, the Wesleyan Methodist Association of Weston Rhyn and the Wesleyan Methodist Reformers, also of Weston Rhyn. The Association had occupied a rented building since 1838. In 1851 they had 69 worshippers at their afternoon service on Census Sunday and 83 at their evening service. By 1857 the building was out of repair so a site was bought for them to build their own chapel. It measured 36 ft by 24 ft, and had a schoolroom underneath, plus a cottage for the schoolmaster. It was built at an approximate cost of £300. The new chapel opened on Sunday 12th April 1857. At that meeting it was anticipated that there would be a union between the Association and the Reformers. The Reformers had had a small meeting since 1843 in Weston Rhyn and had only 18 & 20 at their two Sunday services in 1851. The Methodists were still meeting in this chapel in Preesgweene in 1957 (according to O.S. maps), but its subsequent history is not known yet. The chapel was located just to the south of the Plough Inn.
Grid ref: SJ 291360