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Keenley Methodist Church

In 1750 Keenley was the second Methodist preaching place built in the north of England after the Orphan House in Newcastle, and so makes its claim to being the oldest Methodist church still in use.

It was here that John Wesley lost Grace Murray, when his brother Charles whisked her away to marry another. Christopher Hopper, one of John Wesley's earliest lay preachers, found his vocation at Keenley, and together with Jacob Rowell, formerly a notorious follower of cock-fighting, preached in the Northern Dales.

Worship services

Sunday, fortnightly – winter 2.30pm; summer 6pm.

For details, contact the Church Steward or see  


Whitfield Road


Church Steward
Tel: 01434 602041

By arrangement with the Church Steward.

Getting there
SATNAV: NE47 9NU / OS: NY791565

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