The History of Greenholme Methodist Chapel

The first service held at Greenhome  Primtive Methodist Chapel was on the 17th March 1901 , but  the Methodist tradition goes back much further. Both Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist services were held in various people homes in Bretherdale and Greenholme as early as 1866.

The chapel building was  constructed of corrugated iron on a wooden frame and was purchased from Appleby Grammar School. It had to be transported from Appleby  to Greenholme  by road in sections. It is recorded that they experienced  difficulty when they reached Orton trying to negotiate "Bowmans Corner" because the road was so narrow.

The Chapel continued to be used until November 1994 when, because of the state of the building and reduced numbers it was forced to be closed.


 The banner shown on the right is now at All Saints Church in Orton.


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