Salkeld Dykes Methodist ChurchSalkeld Dykes Methodist Church Contact: Reverend Les Wallace
Salkeld Dykes Chapel was built in 1832 and stands at the South Dyke crossroads in Salkeld Dykes. Over the years the Wesleyan chapel has retained many of its features. Kitchen and toilet facilities were added in 1982 and a short history of the chapel celebrates its150 years. The chapel is kept in good order by our multi-talented congregation.
Salkeld Dykes is one of the only chapels in the circuit to retain a weekly Sunday service at 6pm, as this is best for our farming families. Although we are only a small congregation (average 8) we have a large age range in those who attend – currently from 6 months. With no regular organist we use pre-recorded music for our hymns.
We enjoy a service that is “something a bit different” and on several occasions have arranged our own services involving members of our own congregation and friends from the village. Consequently we have a number of people who are happy to help with readings, prayers and drama. Friends from other chapels and the village church join us for our carol service, chapel anniversary and harvest service. As a mainly farming congregation this is an annual highlight and is followed by an auction of produce on the Monday evening.