Marwood Methodist Church
Marwood Methodist Church

Marwood Methodist Church

Services at 11:00am unless otherwise stated


This church is part of the Barnstaple and Ilfracombe circuit. For more information contact Rev Robert Hurley, Superintendent of the Barnstaple Circuit on 01271 344682 or 01271 379116


Methodism in Marwood dates back to 1806 when services were held at  Blakewell Farm. A small community formed and 20 years later , in 1828, the first chapel was built in Marwood, on a field known as Furze Rick or Dughill  field. The land was donated  for the token amount of one guinea and the chapel cost £164 to build. It was opened in 1829.  

    By 1870, the  congregation had grown and  designs for a bigger chapel  were drawn up by the leading North Devon architect and lay preacher Mr Alexander Lauder of Barnstaple, on the adjoining 'closes of land' known as Lower Cawsey, Marwood.  This chapel was completed and opened in  October 1874, with seating for 200. The collections taken at the opening service, combined with the generous gifts donated by the congregation, covered the building costs without any debt. 

    In spring 1874 the Old Chapel briefly became a Day School and then, for more than 60 years, was regularly used for Sunday School and parish teas.  It is now a private house.  In 1974 the Chapel was extended for the Sunday School, opened by Mr Carter. 

    Today Marwood Methodist Church has a car park and graveyard and is a small friendly country chapel with Sunday Services  at 11.00am. 

Planned Services and Events -The Church is now open, having been deep cleaned with all the restrictions needed in place.

MARWOOD METHODIST CHURCH HALL IS AVAILABLE FOR HIRE - details from Christine Smith 01271 850364


Minister: Rev Jonathan Froggatt

Services: 11am unless otherwise stated.



18th HARVEST FESTIVAL MCC Service Rev Jonathan Froggatt

25th Mrs Sue Kendall



1st Miss Heather Bolt

8th MCC Remembrance Service the the Parish Church 10.45am

15th Mr Martin Reardon

22nd Mr Geoff Harding

29th Mrs Brenda Prentice



6th Mrs Jenny Newman/Mrs Eff Poole

13th Mrs Sheila Collier

20th CAROL SERVICE 6pm Rev Jonathan Froggatt

25th CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE 9.30am Rev Jonathan Froggatt

27th L.A.