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Raithby Methodist Church


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 - at Spilsby Methodist Chapel.

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 in the Spilsby Methodist Schoolroom.

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

Circuit Plan


Mark Topping/John Wesley

21ST APRIL 2018 - Mark Topping (son of Frank Topping) brought the John Wesley character to life in a totally convincing way for a crowd to enjoy at Spilsby Methodist Church

The 3pm Sunday service at Raithby was also well attended and "John Wesley" took the sermon.

A truly inspiring and inspirational weekend.

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.

Raithby Renewed


THE REVEREND MICHAELA YOUNGSON, THE PRESIDENT OF THE METHODIST CONFERENCE will preach and rededicate the chapel following its recent refurbishment.

It is a tremendous privilege that she has accepted our invitation to this event and the only time she will be in our District during her year of office.

Please do your best to support this special Circuit occasion.  Drinks and celebration cake will be served in Raithby Village Hall following the service.

The Chapel will also be open on Friday and Saturday 7th & 8th for visitors as part of the Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days event.

Raithby village hall will also be serving tea/coffee and cake during these times.

For further information contact Rev Cecil Mundy – 01526 345051