Gilsland

Before 1870 Methodists met in a village schoolroom. The chapel was stone built in 1869 – 70 at a cost of £551.17.10, consisting of a chapel, vestry, schoolroom and 2 rooms above for the caretaker. Opened by Rev G.W Olver BA of London on Easter Monday 18th April 1870. In 1872 a wall and iron railings were built around the premises. In 1900 James Wilson designed and executed the woodwork of the pulpit. About 1904 new heating system was put in and about 1930 the caretaker’s accommodation was enlarged. There were 140 sittings in 1873 and 200 by 1940 all in pews, by 1950 down to 150. In 1958-59 electric heating was installed costing £150. By 2002 property Steward Mr Melvyn Whatmough and many kind and generous people had made it possible for a kitchen, cloakroom and toilet to be built onto the chapel and the old schoolroom was refurbished and renovated and is now known as the Meeting Room.

 

Regular Church Activities:

Coffee Break every Thursday 10.30am – 12.00nn

Every Sunday 10.45am – 11.45am

Address: CA8 7BP
Map Ref: NY632046

Steward

  • Mrs Elizabeth Woodmass - 016977 47285
Gilsland