Gamblesby Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Penrith, Cumbria

Gamblesby Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, 2014 | Bryan Gray
Gamblesby Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, 2014
Bryan Gray

Gamblesby Chapel was opened in 1865 and is still in use. I am researching the history of Methodism in the parish of Addingham, where the chapel is situated and have amassed a lot of information about individuals who lived here 1820-1932. I am keen to contact anybody who had ancestors living here around then, whether Methodist or not. I have self-published a history of the chapel and its relationships with the Congregational chapel and the Anglican church in the same village. Please see also Hunsonby Chapel.

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  • The original Chapel was pulled down and replaced on the same site by the new one of 1865, which still stands.

    By Lydia Gray (12/11/2018)
  • The family story is that John Wesley preached from my Great (x3) grandfather Joseph Salkeld’s farm in Gamblesby & that he gave the land on which the chapel was built in 1784 & laid the foundation stone
    Joseph became a preacher of the Methodist persuasion & in 1781 Joseph Salkeld of Alston and a fellow preacher Stephen Brunskill obtained permission of the Mayor of Kendal to preach from the old stone stepe on the Market Place. Salkeld at 1 o ‘clock and Brunskill t 4.0 o’clock. – thus began the first established Wesleyan Methodist cause in Kendal

    By Colin Sagar (06/11/2018)

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