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Richmond, Surrey

Methodism probably began in a small room in Water Lane in the early nineteenth century. The society belonged successively to the London, West London and Brentford (later Hammersmith) Circuits before becoming a separate circuit in 1861. Kew Road chapel (1871) served the dual purpose of school during the week and place of worship on Sundays. Vincent van Gogh was associated with it and the Petersham chapel during his time at Isleworth. Richmond College opened in 1843. There were PM chapels at Cambridge Road, Kew and at Barnes, the latter on the site of an earlier WM chapel which the society left for larger premises in 1907.

Sources

  • WHS(LHC) 8 (1969) and 24 (1981)

Entry written by: NM
Category: Place

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