History of Cosby Methodist Church
Margaret Perkins has written a Miscellany of the Church. With thanks to her, we reproduce her research.
The history of the present Methodist Church in Cosby can be traced back to 1886, when a chapel was built in Chapel Lane, near to what is now the Golf Course. There is, however, some evidence of Methodists in the village before this time: as well as the plaque on another house in Chapel Lane which says United Methodist Free Church 1863, there exists a letter from Mr. E. Forknall to Rev. N. Jefferson in which he states that he became a member in 1859, and The Primitive Methodist Preachers' Plan of 1853 mentions services at Cosby.
In July 1886, the Primitive Methodist Leadder records that
To be continued
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