East Brent Methodist Church

East Brent Methodist Church, Brent Road, East Brent, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 4JD

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East Brent Methodist Church was built in 1871 by the Wesleyans. This was in the centre of the village on the corner of Dodd’s Lane at a cost of £450.

Today Dodd’s Lane is the main Weston-Super-Mare to Bridgwater road and Brent Road is the road adjoining it.

1871 Church was built

1920 Pulpit was purchased

1921 Erection of new shed for conveyances & horses at the rear (not now in existence ) Cost £113

1925 Concrete laid around the chapel.

1930 Electricity installed at a cost of £9 - 16 shillings.

1939 Screen erected across internal width of chapel to form schoolroom. This no longer exists but marks on the wall can still be seen.

1945 Water supply to vestry was laid on with one indoor tap and an Elsan toilet in the outside shed.

1946 Gas heating installed.

1959 / 1960 Land at side of church purchased at a cost of £120. Funds were donated by Joe Gilling of Rooksbridge. Trustees paid expenses of £16.

1964 Tender accepted for construction of the schoolroom £7,700 plus £150 for flooring with full facilities.

1965 Boundary wall moved back on main road by County Council. Gateway blocked up.

1991 Stained glass window moved from Lympsham Methodist Church when closed down and installed over entrance door. Internal screen removed.

1992 Pair of new inside hardwood doors fitted.