Clovelly Methodist Chapel

Clovelly, Devon


Grade II listed
Photo Credit: Humphrey Bolton

Clovelly Chapel no longer has a regular congregation, but has a ministry as a house of prayer for the many visitors that come to the delightful Clovelly village. Prayer cards can be filled in by visitors and these are collected regularly by circuit members, and prayers offered. The circuit has invested in a video and screen which is proving popular. Services are still held 3-4 times a year, supported by the minister of Hartland. 

The village is privately-owned (by the same family since 1738) and admission charges apply. See www.clovelly.co.uk/visiting-clovelly.

Clovelly is world-famous for its cobbled, traffic-free, high street winding down a 400'/120m high North Devon cliff, past whitewashed cottages festooned with flowers to the tiny working port. 

Also renowned for its donkeys, which traditionally carry goods up the hill; sledges bring things down. There are links with Charles Kingsley, Turner, Dickens and the Spanish Armada.

Part of the entrance fee is to care for the village and keep it in the style of the mid-nineteenth century, which involves much quality maintenance using traditional materials and craftsmanship.