Will St Keverne Methodist chapel go up for sale?

Methodist services in St Keverne will be held in the church hall from now on.

The church council voted last week to stop using the Methodist chapel building for the majority of services, and instead hold the weekly 11am Sunday worship in the adjacent hall.

It was also agreed that the fellowship of St Keverne Methodist Church should continue as a society.

Rev Steve Swann, circuit minister, confirmed that the chapel building would remain in the possession of the circuit for the foreseeable future and would still be available for occasion services, or for events such as weddings and funerals.

He added: “The subject of the chapel will be decided in the future at some point.”

Rev Swann said the main reason for the move was that the hall was “more versatile.”

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4:41pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Gill Z Martin says...

"Will St Keverne Methodist Chapel go up for sale"

I bet £100 to a charity of my choice, it will be sold within the next 3 years.
"Will St Keverne Methodist Chapel go up for sale" I bet £100 to a charity of my choice, it will be sold within the next 3 years. Gill Z Martin
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8:48pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

So if it isn't sold within three years you'll be wrong and pay up, but what happens if you're right and it is sold within three years?

Didn't think Methodists were supposed to gamble! or drink! No raffles etc
and yet they want to go modern happy clappy, mixed messages I think.
So if it isn't sold within three years you'll be wrong and pay up, but what happens if you're right and it is sold within three years? Didn't think Methodists were supposed to gamble! or drink! No raffles etc and yet they want to go modern happy clappy, mixed messages I think. Helston fly on the wall
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10:28pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Helston fly on the wall wrote:
So if it isn't sold within three years you'll be wrong and pay up, but what happens if you're right and it is sold within three years?

Didn't think Methodists were supposed to gamble! or drink! No raffles etc
and yet they want to go modern happy clappy, mixed messages I think.
If I am right, I will still pay up, lol.

Methodists have freedom of conscience to drink, there is no pledge to sign agreeing to abstain from alcohol as there was years ago. The original purpose was to prevent the deprivation of food for families in the years when men worked and tended to drink the wages away. John and Charles Wesley founded Methodism in the 18th century, this is the 21st century!
I personally see little point in continuing to have non alcoholic communion, particularly with the promotion of 'churches together' with the Parish Churches.
I drink alcohol, purchase lottery tickets and raffle tickets, it has no bearing on my genuine personal faith, behaviour or morals. If the Methodist Church does not wish its members to gamble by way of purchasing lottery tickets, then personally I believe that no Methodist based project should apply for lottery funding!
[quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: So if it isn't sold within three years you'll be wrong and pay up, but what happens if you're right and it is sold within three years? Didn't think Methodists were supposed to gamble! or drink! No raffles etc and yet they want to go modern happy clappy, mixed messages I think.[/p][/quote]If I am right, I will still pay up, lol. Methodists have freedom of conscience to drink, there is no pledge to sign agreeing to abstain from alcohol as there was years ago. The original purpose was to prevent the deprivation of food for families in the years when men worked and tended to drink the wages away. John and Charles Wesley founded Methodism in the 18th century, this is the 21st century! I personally see little point in continuing to have non alcoholic communion, particularly with the promotion of 'churches together' with the Parish Churches. I drink alcohol, purchase lottery tickets and raffle tickets, it has no bearing on my genuine personal faith, behaviour or morals. If the Methodist Church does not wish its members to gamble by way of purchasing lottery tickets, then personally I believe that no Methodist based project should apply for lottery funding! Gill Z Martin
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