Inspired by the preaching of John Wesley in the area, the first small meeting house at Illogan Highway was built by local tin miners in 1843. As the numbers attending worship increased, a second building was erected in 1888 and when this also became too small the main chapel building was completed in 1903.
The composer Thomas Merritt was the chapel organist for several years and his Christmas carols are still sung in the area each year.
In March 2002 a new link building was dedicated which provides access to the three buildings and incorporated modern toilets (including disabled facilities) and a new boiler room.
There is a good sized Junior Church and the premises are well used by community youth groups and weekly fellowship groups including a Bible Study group, a craft club and a ladies meeting. The membership has grown in 2012 due to the transfer of some members from Pool Methodist Church that closed in January. The development of land at the rear as additional car parking is being explored.
Our minister is: Revd Carole Holmes - 01209 216638 e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Services at Illogan Highway
10.30 am Morning Worship, and Junior Church (contact Teresa Cottle 01209 216883)
Activities at Illogan Highway
Bible Study and Fellowship group – Monday 7pm
Coffee morning – 1st Tuesday of each month – 10.30-11.45 am
Pool Craft Club – alternate Thursdays 7pm
Ladies Thursday Club – alternate Thursdays with above 7.15pm - contact Mrs Pat Ashworth 01209 213748
Trelawney Twirlers – Tuesdays and Thursdays – contact Mrs Gee on 01209 712693 for details
Rainbows – Fridays 5pm – contact Lisa 07415486741 for details
Brownies – Fridays 6.15pm – contact Hannah 07738638700 for details.
Church Representative to Churches Together in Illogan - Mr Tony Atkins 01209 820763