Clenchwarton New Connexion and United Methodist Chapel, Norfolk

Clenchwarton New Connexion / United Methodist chapel
Photo: D Secker

The Methodist New Connexion (King’s Lynn circuit) had a chapel in Clenchwarton by 1869. However, it is said that the extant building dates from 1877, this suggesting it replaced the earlier chapel. In all probability, the Connexion took over from the Wesleyans of whom there is no mention after circa 1864.

A Sunday school was established in 1870.

As with the New Connexion, the chapel became United Methodist in 1907 and was still on the UM circuit plan in 1921, but not at the point of union (1932). It probably closed well before then, leaving the Primitive as the sole Methodist in the village.

This former chapel (pictured) on Ferry Road is a private residence. It is typical of many of the early cottage style chapels, some having a semi-detached dwelling for a circuit minister.

Sources include:
White’s Directory of Norfolk 1864
PO Directory of Norfolk 1869
Lynn News 8th October 1909
Lynn Advertiser 2nd September 1921

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