Buckland Brewer Methodist Church

William Reed Memorial Methodist Chapel formerly a Bible Christian Chapel in the heart of northwest Devon.

About this church

There has been a Methodist presence in the village since the early 1800’s. Eventually there were two separate chapels operating next to each other. These were a Bible Christian Chapel situated where the present chapel is and a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel at the site of the old Post Office.

The present chapel was completed in 1903 and is in memory of Revd William Reed who came from the south of the parish and was very much part of the early Bible Christian movement. His son, Revd William Bryan Reed, was involved in the setting up of Edgehill College in Bideford (now Kingsley School). His son was also a Methodist Minister.

In 1932 the various parts of the Methodist movement came together to form the present day Methodist church and the old Wesleyan chapel was closed. Over the years the Methodist chapel and parish church, across the village green, have worked together and now there is a weekly united worship using both buildings.

A major development is the conversion of the Vestry to an area that has been leased to the village community shop.

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • Ramp or level access available on request
  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard
  • On street parking at church
  • Non-accessible toilets in church
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

Other nearby churches

Holy Trinity

The imposing parish church of Weare Giffard was built in the 13th century and enhanced to its present size in the 15th century. It is one of the more important examples in North Devon of the beautiful medieval churches built in this period.

Lavington United Reformed Church

What you see today is the second chapel on this site, in 1696 the congregation built ‘The Great Meeting House’ which served the congregation for 100 years.

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