Port Navas Methodist Chapel

On Christmas morning a cheerful congregation of about thirty people were saddened to hear that the 2011 Christmas service would most likely be the last one celebrated in Port Navas Methodist Chapel. The regular congregation has slowly dwindled in numbers and the building is becoming more and more difficult to maintain.

Despite the sad announcement the service proceeded with much good humour and enthusiastic singing. In the congregation were local residents accompanied by family visitors spanning the generations. We were reminded that 2011 was the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible and listened to the familiar reading from St Luke in which the Birth of Christ is told.

Our little Chapel celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1994, and at that time it was reported that it “is crowded on the various annual festivals”. Unfortunately this is no longer the case and its future is now uncertain.