Mylor chapel safe for another year
7:00am Saturday 22nd September 2012 in News
The historic home of Methodists in Mylor is safe for another year after villagers pulled together to help raise thousands for its upkeep.
Eight months ago, an emergency meeting was held to discuss the possible sale of the Methodist Chapel when a revenue shortfall of as much as £3,465 was identified.
Instead of a sale, however, a fundraising friends committee was established tasked with raising £2,000 to keep the chapel in credit and through coffee mornings, bingo sessions, concerts and sponsored bike rides they have managed to raise double that amount.
Vyv Curnow, from the group, said: “We are really upbeat after our latest meeting. Everyone is enthusiastic and pleased with the progress.”
Last Sunday saw the annual harvest festival held at the chapel, Vyv said, which was well attended and managed to raise £120 for Children’s Hospice South West.
“Many thanks to all who supported that event,” she added.
Looking to the future, the fundraising committee wants to refurbish the chapel’s kitchen and possibly make rooms available for hire. Two family services will be held at the chapel in October. The first, on Sunday October 14 will be led by Christine Roberts from Mylor School and starts at 10.30am. The second, on Sunday October 21, will be led by guitar-playing youth worker Andrew Nicholson and begins at 4.30pm.