"Methodist Church 1839 Thames Pilkington ... Interior gallery (dated 1867) with decorated frontal other victorian fittings, complete but unexceptional"
Colin Shepherdson in A Brief History of the Bourne Circuit states that :-
"The Society was formed in 1809 and used a room in John Brown's cottage in Star Lane, now known as Abbey Road.
The first chapel was built in 1812 in Abbey Road, but standing well back from the road.
A second chapel, erected in front of the old one and which was retained for use as a Sunday school, was opened on the 23.3.1842 facing Abbey Road.
A gallery was added in 1867 and a new organ opened on the 17.11.1920.
The slate roof was replaced with asbestos sheeting in 1953.
Plans were drawn up for the erection of new schoolrooms and hall and the first phase completed in November 1958.
The second phase involved the demolition of the first chapel, in 1964 and was completed with the opening of the new church hall on the 23.5.1965.
The church was declared unsafe in 1987 and the congregation continued to worship using the church hall.
The church, a Grade II listed building, remained unused whilst plans were drawn up to make it safe, more suitable to current needs and whilst the congregation raised the considerable sums necessary to complete the work.
The church was gutted, repaired, made safe and reopened on the 6.10.1995 as a two storey building.
Plans to replace the balcony, which has been removed, with a floor of schoolrooms have not yet been implemented. The church is still in use with a membership of 110"
DB 8 July 2019