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Wighton chapel becomes new Methodist museum

The East Anglia Methodist Heritage Centre has opened in a former chapel at Wighton in North Norfolk, dedicated to the history of Methodism in the region.

The museum was officially opened the Rev Julian Pursehouse, chair of the East Anglia Methodist District. and tells the story of the Methodist church and its influence on East Anglia over the last 250 years, since John and Charles Wesley came to preach in Norwich in 1754.


Volunteer Sarah Friswell said that the heritage centre is for people who are curious to find out about what happens in the numerous Methodist chapels which can be found all over East Anglia, many still with active worshipping congregations. She explained that the centre will help people discover the links between Methodists and education, social justice, and the trade union movement.


The East Anglia Methodist Heritage Centre is on the High Street in Wighton. It will be open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11am to 3pm throughout the summer. Admission is free.

Groups visits can be arranged on request by calling 07546 732092 or e-mailing [email protected].


The pictures of the new museum are courtesy of East Anglia Methodist Heritage Centre.


This story is based on an article in the Eastern Daily Press.


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Tony Rothe, 06/07/2023

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