Lake Ebenezer Bible Christian chapel

Shebbear Beaworthy Devon EX21 5HJ

Chapel pictured in July 2011
Maureen Ellis
Lake Ebenezer Bible Christian chapel

The original Bible Christian chapel was built at Shebbear in 1817. It still stands as part of an enlarged Lake Methodist church. Also on the site is the original school room. The graveyard contains the graves of many of those prominent within the Bible Christian movement including James, Catherine, Samuel and Mary Thorne.  Mary was the daughter of William O’Bryan, founder of the Bible Christian Movement at Lake Samuel Thorne was her husband and a printer and James Thorne was a preacher as was Catherine.

Lake Chapel is next to Shebbear College, founded in 1832  as a college for the sons of Bible Christians. Edgehill college for girls was founded in 1884 in near-by Bideford .

You can see a list of ministers at Lake here.

Grid reference: SS 44752 09369

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