Marwood Chapel, County Durham

Maywood chapel near Barnard Castle is an example of the high water mark of Edwardian Wesleyanism. Located just a few miles east of the town it is a roadside chapel serving a scattered population in agriculture.
It was opened in 1907, and attached is a Sunday School hymn sheet for 1911 when the optimism that built the chapel was still fresh.
The Barnard Castle circuit magazine reported the death of of one of its stalwarts G W Stoddart who lived in a farm near to the chapel- ‘for many year he loved our cause at Marwood’ and ‘it is impossible to speak too highly of his watchful care over everything connected with the chapel.’
The hymn sheet has been kept by his family.

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