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

Our Minister:

Revd. Dr KeithAlbans

Keith Albans

I was born and brought up in Nottingham and studied Chemistry at Oxford and Southampton before candidating for the Methodist ministry and training in Manchester. The Church first sent me to York in 1984, where I began my ministry at Heworth and Stamford Bridge, since when I served as Chaplain to Birmingham University and as Superintendent Minister in Sheffield until 2001. I returned here as Superintendent Minister in 2017.

Between 2001 and 2017 I worked for Methodist Homes (MHA) as Senior Chaplain and Director of Chaplaincy & Spirituality during which time I developed a particular interest in end of life issues as well as a general understanding of the spiritual aspects of ageing. Away from work, I still enjoy singing, cricket and the radio, as well as travelling and exploring the Lake District.

Sadly, my wife Helen died in May 2019 after a short illness, and I have taken the decision to retire in Summer 2021. The on-going Coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the things we can do together, but I hope that in the coming year we can continue to pray and explore what kind of Church it is that God is calling us to become. I've suggested that this is a year for flying kites — trying things, playing and exploring, knowing that while everything will not work, it is in the trying that we will be open to the prompting of God's Spirit.

Rev Keith Albans has pastoral charge of:

  • Huntington Methodist Church
  • Dunnington Methodist Church
  • New Earswick Methodist Church
  • Stamford Bridge Methodist Church
  • Thornton-le-Clay
  • Trinity 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

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Harvest September 2018

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Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in Stamford Bridge Chapel.

If you would like to get in touch with us please drop us an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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Ecclesias 3 : 1-2

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to evert purpose under the heaven: A timem to be born;, and a time to die; a time to plant,and a time to pluck up that which is planted."

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