The Churches of Britain and Ireland
The Newquay Old Cornwall Society has a useful page with dates and events, many referring to the local churches.
Former Baptist Church, now part of Truro College. © Paul E. Barnett (2017).
Probable former church. © James Murray. Janet Gimber has advised that this is Elim Church, which has its main entrance round the corner on Seymour Avenue. Originally showing as "hall" on old maps, at some stage the two buildings have been combined. Now known as Newquay Christian Centre. SW 811 616. © Paul E. Barnett (2014). Link.
Newquay Methodist Church is meeting temporarily at The Bishops Primary School. SW 819 609. © Paul E. Barnett (2016).
Newquay Reformed Baptist Church stands on Chapel Hill. It dates from 1875, a re-build of the previous building on the site, Wesley Methodist Chapel, of 1822. SW 8074 6171. © P. L. Kessler / The History Files. Link.
United Methodist Church. SW 837 618. © Paul E. Barnett (2019).
The former Wesley Chapel (1879) at SW 829 603. © Paul E. Barnett (2015).
Wesley Methodist Church. James was advised that this church is soon to be closed and made into housing. SW 812 617. © James Murray (2009). Another view, © Paul E. Barnett (2014). By 2017 this was New Creation Church, © Paul E. Barnett (2017). Grade II listed.
Just two doors away is this other probable church, now in use as an undertaker's. SW 811 616. © James Murray. Janet Gimber has advised, after much digging, that this was a United Methodist Free Church. They moved into the then new Steps Chapel in 1865. The steps are not visible in the photo - they stand on the right hand side of the building, and lead up to the main door to the chapel, which was on the upper floor. Eventually, the chapel became too small, and they moved into another new chapel, Claremont, still in use today (see above). Much information on local Methodism here. This link has a photo of the chapel in 1982, then in use as a garage. A more recent view, © Paul E. Barnett (2014).
Standing between the Newquay Christian Centre and Steps Chapel (see previous two entries), stands this restaurant, a possible former church. © Paul E. Barnett (2014).
04 March 2023
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