Keenley Methodist Church

Keenley, Northumberland


Superintendent : Rev Marie Beard marie.beard@methodist.org.uk


Opening Times

Keenley is becoming known as a Festival Chapel, holding four festivals a year and celebrating Methodist Heritage with boards depicting its rich history. Please see the circuit website for services.


Grade II* listed
Toilets available
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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.