Keenley Chapel

The year 1750 is embossed in lead on the porch doorway and services are held once every fortnight. Inside there is a warm and welcoming atmosphere of a traditional country chapel complete with a pot bellied stove. Sheep and cattle graze in the next field and dry stone walls bound a woodland fringe and hay meadows. It is a place of peace and tranquillity.</span></span></p>

Keenley, Northumberland

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NE47 9NU

The present Keenley Chapel was rebuilt in 1875 and can be found down the tarmac lane off the minor road between Allendale to Bearsbridge. John Wesley preached at Keenley under a sycamore tree. Keenley also witnessed the dramatic comings and goings of John Wesley's thwarted attempt to marry the widow Grace Murray in 1749. After a long overnight ride from Keswick, he discovered she had left to marry a rival suitor in Newcastle. The chapel is also on Isaac's Tea Trail heritage trail named after the local Methodist philanthropist and tea seller Isaac Holden.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Methodist Church

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