The Start On 20th March 1738, the Rev. John Wesley preached for the first time in the town from the steps of a house near the George Hotel.

The Opening of the New Chapel & Sunday School

The style of the Chapel is Early English Gothic, built to a rectangular floor plan, 63 ft. by 37 ft. (19.4m x 11.4m).

Before the chapel was built the growing body of Knutsford Methodists had established an association with the Northwich Circuit, and this association continued for a further eleven years after the opening.

The Knutsford Methodists could be proud of their record during the first fifty years of the new Chapel, and, at the Jubilee held on 14th June, 1914, this was warmly and thankfully acknowledged in the celebrations. The Rev. W. H. H.

Whilst touring the First World War battlefields of the Ypres Salient in Belgium I visited the graves of Frederick Keens and William Clayton, two soldiers named on our war memorial who were killed in the fighting near Ypres in 1915.

Although the first resident Minister was appointed in 1864 it was not until some twenty four years later that an actual residence, or Manse, was provided by the Chapel. This comprised a smallish property on the Manchester Road.

KMC has a long tradition of supporting Knutsford Royal May Day, one of the great traditional street festivals of England. The 2015 May Day, on 2nd May, marked the 151st Anniversary of the 1864 event.

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