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Welcome

Welcome to Raithby Methodist Chapel.

Raithby is a class of Spilsby Methodist Church.

The Annual Wesley Day Service is held on the 24th May at 7pm

The Annual Brackenbury Memorial Lecture is held on the second Saturday in July at 3pm.

The lecture is organized by ‘Lincolnshire Methodist History Society’;

‘Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology’ and ‘The Tennyson Society’ who each in turn provide a speaker.

The lecture is followed by tea.

Wesley’s Chapel, Raithby is a Grade I listed building and as such is of historical importance. It was built in 1779 by the squire of Raithby, Robert Carr Brackenbury (1752-1818) above the stables of the country house which he built at the same time.

The chapel was opened by John Wesley, a great friend of Brackenbury, on 5th July 1779.

The chapel has changed very little.
 

Managing Raithby Chapel

A small management group are working to raise the profile of this special chapel – described as an ‘earthly paradise’ by John Wesley in 1788.

He expressed his thanks to everyone in the circuit for all they are doing in ensuring a future at Raithby.

If you would like to find out more about Raithby and the future events that are planned, please contact Rev. Cecil Mundy on 01526 345051 or email cecilmundy864@btinternet.com.
 

Circuit Plan





 

John Welsey weekend at Spilsby for Raithby

Revs Mundy and Wilkins with Mark Topping
Revs Mundy and Wilkins with Mark Topping
 

John Wesley said about 'this place'!

We went to Raithby: an earthly paradise!
How gladly would I rest here a few days; but it is not my place! I am to be a wanderer upon earth. Only let me find rest in a better world!

At six I preached in the church to such a congregation as I never saw here before; but I do not wonder if all the country should flock in thither, to a palace in the midst of paradise.
 

Rededication Service

WESLEY’S CHAPEL, RAITHBY REDEDICATION SERVICE was held on SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER

THE REVEREND MICHAELA YOUNGSON, THE PRESIDENT OF THE METHODIST CONFERENCE led the service