History

Some History

Methodism has been active in Mickleover since the beginning of the 19th Century.  The first Chapel on the current site was constructed in 1914 to replace the original Wesleyan Methodist Church which was built on The Green in 1820. 

 

Opening of the Chapel in 1914

In 1932 the Primitive Methodist Church in Park Road closed and joined the Wesleyans as part of Methodist Union. 

  Interior of Chapel in 1950s

Significant extensions were made in 1954, when the large Hall, kitchen and two meeting rooms at the back of the site were built, and 1969,when the Morford Hall and the Youth Hall to provide a centre for the fast growing Mickleover community at that time.  

Opening of the Large Hal in 1954

Front of Church Centre following building of Youth Hall and Chapel Façade in 1968-9 

Interior of the Chapel following modernisation in 1968-9

In the early 1990s it became clear that the building was deteriorating and was inadequate to meet the future needs. Plans for redevelopment started, including fund raising and the purchase of property adjoining the Chapel. 

If you would like to know more about the history of the Church you can obtain a copy of the 2014 Centenary brochure from the Church Office or download it here

Mickleover Methodist Church Centenary .