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Farnley Hill Methodist Church (Farnley)
Colour image1997. Members of Farnley Hill Methodist Church are in costume as 18th century serving maids on the occasion of the Bicentenary. The celebrations mark the date of 5th June 1797 when the original Farnley Hill Methodist Church first opened. The present building, dating from 1827, is now Grade II listed and the oldest surviving methodist church in Leeds. The ladies wear white blouses beneath velvet bodices and frilled aprons. Their caps are trimmed with lace and red flowers. They were helping with the organisation of a cafe and stalls. Farnley Hill Methodist Church is located in Stonebridge Lane.
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Farnley Hill Methodist Church (Farnley) (1 comment)
Colour image1997. Image shows the stone frontage of Farnley Hill Methodist Church located in Stonebridge Lane. The church held its bicentenary in 1997. John Wesley preached in the area in 1761 and also in 1780. His teachings were the inspiration for the founding of the chapel. Mr. William Farrer, a local farmer, held the first meetings in his home, which was situated at the entrance to Havercroft on Croft Lane. This proved inadequate as numbers grew and so land for the chapel was acquired. Building commenced in 1796 and the new chapel opened on 5th June 1797. This early chapel was replaced by the present building, seen here, in 1827 and is now Grade II listed. There are five bays and the three central bays were originally pedimented where a clock was displayed. Above it there was once an open turret which housed a bell. A pair of projecting porches are visible, with inward facing doors and fanlights. School premises were constructed adjacent to the chapel in the following year of 1828.
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Farnley Hill Methodist Church, Bicentenary celebrations (Farnley) (1 comment)
Colour image1997. In this image Bicentenary celebrations are underway at Farnley Hill Methodist Church. The original chapel opened in 1797 and present day church members have dressed in the costume of the late eighteenth century. Behind the couple, Eddie Owen and his wife, is a stall selling bric-a-brac. The earlier building was replaced in 1827 by the present Farnley Hill Methodist Church, and this building is now Grade II listed.
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Farnley Hill Methodist Church, Bicentenary Celebrations (Farnley)
Colour image1997. Church members are dressed in late eighteenth century costumes as part of the Bicentenary celebrations of Farnley Hill Methodist Church in Stonebridge Lane. The gentleman on the right is Mr. George Edward Ogden. The church opened on 5th June 1797 and was founded as a result of the preachings of John Wesley on his visits in 1761 and 1780. The original chapel was replaced in 1827 by the present day chapel which is now Grade II listed.
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Farnley Hill Methodist Church, Bicentenary celebrations (Farnley)
Colour image1997. In 1997 Farnley Hill Methodist Church celebrated a two hundred year history since the opening of the original chapel in 1797. Here, two members of the congregation have entered into the spirit of the event by dressing in costume of the eighteenth century. The gentleman wears a ruffled jabot and frock coat while the lady wears a blue and gold gown and large brimmed picture hat. This early chapel of 1797 was replaced in 1827 by the present day building which is now Grade II listed.
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