Welcome to Stamford Bridge Chapel







Our Chapel was built in 1828, some 75 years after John Wesley preached in a barn at Stamford Bridge.

The building cost £586.00. In 1898 the Superintendent issued a worrying appeal for money: Stamford Bridge Chapel had fallen into decay. The floor had dry rot, the roof leaked, the walls were discoloured, the paintwork dirty and the stove and stove-pipes worn out!! The estimated cost was at least £50. The money was raised and the Chapel was closed for three weeks, during which the repairs were carried out.


On 3 November, 1908 the foundation stone was laid for the Schoolroom and Vestry and these were opened by Mrs Agar in 1909. The Schoolroom was flooded in March, 1947. In 1987 it became a Grade II listed building. The Schoolroom and Vestry were flooded again in 2000 and the Schoolroom flooring was replaced.

Despite all these setbacks, the Chapel remains an important part of the fabric of the village. The Schoolroom is a popular venue for meetings, Coffee Mornings, etc and we have a dedicated group of 'friends' who support us generously. With a building of this great age there is an on-going need for fund-raising for repairs as well as continuing with the charity giving which we do on a regular basis. To this end we invite you to drop in on our Coffee Mornings which are held on the third Saturday of the month from 10am to 12noon. Details of our Sunday worship are provided in The Link magazine. You will be very welcome.

Here you can find out details about events that are held at our Chapel, the dates and times of services taking place and also take the opportunity to listen back to previous services too.

Our Minister


Rev Rachel Muthoni.


I am a Kenyan by birth, from Meru County in Eastern Province of Kenya. I am happily married to Rev Japhet of Pocklington and Market Weighton Circuit. I am a mother of two teenagers named Munene and Mukeni. I am a born-again Christian brought up in Methodist tradition. 
I received a call to serve God at the age of 12 years and begun to cultivate and practice my gifts at that age. I was a Sunday school teacher and a youth leader in my primary school days. I was accredited as a local preacher at the age of 16 while in high school.

I candidated for ministry a year after high school, in 1996 and was sent to theological college in 1997 where I met my darling Japhet and we married in 2000. Immediately after the wedding I took my first circuit appointment from September 2000. I first graduated with a diploma in theology in 2001 and later with a bachelor's degree theology in 2007.

I was ordained in 2003 and served for 15 years until 2015 when our family came to the UK. In the course of service, I privately pursued a master's degree in Conflict resolution and peace studies in Uganda and graduated in 2016. Before my husband and I applied to serve in the British Methodist Church, I had served in ten different circuits.

On relocating to Market Weighton UK in August 2015, I did not get into Church Work immediately as I had anticipated, because of the Church logistics here. From Aug 2015, to September 2017 when I take my first appointment in York Circuit I have been at home helping my family to settle and supporting my husband in his pastoral work. Joy fills my heart to join the York Circuit family to serve.

"My greatest passion is to do the will of Him God who sent me, and to finish his work. (John 4:34)" 
With a lot of enthusiasm, I look forward to unleash my potential at Heworth, Dunnington, and Stamford Bridge Methodist Chapels, and anywhere else where the circuit assigns me.

  • Dunnington Methodist Church
  • Heworth Methodist Church
  • Stamford Bridge Methodist Church


The old Pulpit in 1991
Harvest 1991


 The Pulpit 2018



The School Room 2018

chapel hall


 Rear of Chapel

 Rear of chapela


View from Upstairs Gallery



Our World War 1 memorial



 Down Stairs



Dr. Keith Albans Pilgrimage around the 33 chapels in our circuit this picture is with Stamford chapel members


 Rev R Muthoni

Early Birds at the Coffee Morning 

Early Birds 01

The Lady who makes the egg and bacon pies

Lady who egg pie

The Coffee Morning Team Mary, Wendy, Ann and John

Coffee Team01

Harvest September 2018

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Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in Stamford Bridge Chapel.

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If you would like to come along to one of our services and meet the friendly group of people that come to our Chapel you can find us here: 

Stamford Bridge Methodist Church
The Square, 
Stamford Bridge,
YO41 1AG

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