Village chapel to hold exhibition to celebrate landmark anniversary

PUBLISHED: 13:49 12 October 2017

Hilton Methodist Chapel. Picture: GOOGLE.

Hilton Methodist Chapel. Picture: GOOGLE.


Worshipers at Hilton Methodist Chapel are preparing to celebrate its 150th birthday next year and are charting the history of the building to mark the occasion.

The chapel will celebrate the milestone next April and members of the congregation want to hear from anyone who has attended services, been a Sunday school 
member, or was married or baptised there.

An exhibition charting the history of the chapel and the people who are part of its story is being put together in time for the anniversary celebrations.

Organisers are hoping to start with the names of people who gave money and time to see the chapel established and whose names are commemorated in stones that form part of the building.

The list of surnames on bricks includes: Breed, Carpenter, Cocking, Cooper, Coote, Eacott, Edwards, Elliott, Evison, Freshfield, Hall, Harwood, Hine, Hitch, Hodge, Hodson, Hutchinson, Jeeves, King, Medlock, Phillips, Stratton, See, Serjeant, Smith, Swiffen, Toliday, and Wrighton.

A spokesman for the chapel said: “We would also like to hear from anyone who once lived in Hilton or the surrounding villages. Do they have any memories, for example, of a Sunday school outing or a wedding, that would give us an idea of life as it was then? It would be especially helpful if people could lend us any mementoes – perhaps a Sunday school prize or the programme of a concert.”

The exhibition will run from April 21-22, 2018.

If you would like to share your memories, contact Rev Rachel Larkinson on 01223 312184, Malcolm Lynn on 01480 831629, or Linda Stott on 01480 830660.

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