The Methodist Chapel
Just uphill of the New Inn, there is a path which will lead you to Clovelly’s Methodist chapel. This unpretentious building with its whitewashed walls dates from around 1820.
During the 18th century John Wesley inspired a strong Methodist movement in the West Country. His sermons were aimed at the heart as well as the mind, and made a direct appeal to Clovelly’s fishermen, so much so that they looked on the chapel more as a home than a church.
These days the chapel, with its serene interior washed a lime green, is a haven of peace away from the bustle of the village street.