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Hickling Methodist Church
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5th Sunday - Service held jointly with St Mary's Church -
(see here for times and venues)

Primitive Methodism began in Hickling in 1834 and by there were 14 members
In 1879 the membership had increased to 70.

In 1844 they built their first Chapel in Stubb Road, costing £183.00 now a, private residence known as The Old Chapel House. Prior to this building, they held their meetings in each other's houses much like the early Christians had done.

The Wesleyans built their Chapel in Stalham Road and is still there today, a dwelling called Cartref.

The Primitive Methodists were missioned from Great Yarmouth in 1834 and became a part of the Yarmouth circuit, the Wesleyans as part of the Cromer North Walsham circuit.

Both societies built new chapels the Primitives in 1882 and the Wesleyan in 1883 each costing £500,00 the schoolrooms were added later.

After the deed of Union the Wesleyan Chapel was no longer required and has been demolished.
Lay preachers came from all over the area, to conduct services in their respective Churches, walking many miles even as far as from Gt. Yarmouth (15 miles).

Much has changed in Hickling since those early days, but the Methodists still maintain a congregation of about 30

In 1982, our Centenary year, we had a special visit of 'the President of the Methodist. Conference.

Other activities take place on the Churches premises, Click here

The Minister is Rev. David Philo
Lay Pastor is David Osborne - 01692 581418
2 Stewards are - Trisha Elliot - 01692 598534
...............................John Bidewell - 01692 598203

Methodist Hall bookings - Linda Gibbons - 01692 598725