There have been Methodists worshipping in Chipping Norton since the late 1700s and the present building dates back to 1869.
The earliest records of Methodists worshipping in Chipping Norton go back to 1760. In those days they used to worship in Victoria Place in a building to the rear of the butchers in Market Street.
In 1798 a new Methodist Church was built in Distons Lane. The Wesleyan Methodists moved into a new building in West Street in 1869, while the Primitive Methodists continued to worship in Distons Lane.
Find out more about the Primitive Methodist Chapel at our sister site: My Primitive Methodists
Further information about the development of the Wesleyan chapel can be found on our sister site: My Wesleyan Methodists.
In 1935 the Wesleyans and the Primitives combined. The church in Distons Lane eventually closed down and is now two private dwellings.
To find out more about the life of the current congregational, visit the Chipping Norton Methodist Church website.
Further information can be found on the West Oxfordshire Methodist Circuit website.
Chipping Norton Methodist Church
5 West Street