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Wesleyan Chapel, Cottenham

History of the Wesleyan Chapel

Then chapel was built in 1864 and the house in 1866. Cottenham in Focus tells the story of Thomas Ivatt, an Anglican, who married a Baptist, Mary Ann Goode. Their first child who died in the 1840s at the age of six had not been baptised. The rector of the parish refused to bury the child and a Baptist minister had to read the funeral service outside the churchyard. Mr Ivatt invited Methodists from Cambridge to hold services in the village and lent them a barn until premises in Telegraph Street were found.  (See Cottenham in Focus, 2002)


William Gawtrey, 61, market gardener, b Cottenham

Sarah, 62, b Over

Edna, 24, b Cottenham




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