Wesley Chapel celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2012. Before 1862 the chapel had been at the corner of Beulah Street and Oxford Street. It was one of only two chapels in the Harrogate circuit which was constituted in 1858.
Wesley Chapel is a Grade II listed building in the traditional 'meeting house' style. It was extensively refurbished for our Centenary in 1962 and again in 1994 when the foyer at the entrance to the church was created and major alterations made to the facilities in the Lower Hall beneath the church, including a lift. Recently in 2014 steps were made to make the worship area more flexible for modern style worship and to open the Upper Hall to community groups. The pews were removed from the body of the chapel and replaced by more comfortable seating. The floor was levelled and a wooden surface laid.
Methodism in Harrogate has been traced back almost as far as John Wesley's day, and since its opening in 1862 Wesley Chapel has been a dominant landmark in Harrogate and has played a major role in town centre life. The work of its people carries on from a long tradition of devotion to the town.
You are welcome into our chapel whenever it is open, whether you join us for worship, to pray, enjoy the peace or just to view our lovely building.