In 1792 Ticknall Methodists Trustees paid 15 shillings for part of a garden on the old coach road from Calke Abbey to the Parish Church (now Chapel Street). The plot belonged to Sarah, widow of Thomas Dutton, joiner, and was opposite the present Chapel.
There they built a Meeting House, which effectively replaced the overcrowded cottage meetings. The trustees were George Banton (gent); George Banton the younger, Joseph Banton, Thomas Hutchinson, Thomas Richardson (yeomen); Samuel Clarke (hosier); James Pywell (farmer); William Richdale (glover); from the Melbourne Society – Henry Fox (gent), Ambrose Beaumont (surgeon); from the Ashby Society – Henry Joyce (gent), Matthew Ingle (gent); from the Tonge and Breedon Society – John Hall (gent).
The Methodist cause in Ticknall prospered well, so that a few years later a gallery was added to increase the capacity of the Meeting House. Even this proved insufficient and early in the new century Ticknall Methodists had to face the task of building a new, larger place of worship. This was completed in 1815.
Meetings held at the Methodist Chapel, Chapel Lane, Ticknall:-
Every Sunday in the month 6.00pm (BST) OR 3.00pm (GMT) – Regular Service.
Second Sunday in the month 10.30am – HIPPO – Happy in Playing and Praying – for Mothers and Children.
Second Wednesday in the month 2.30pm – Women’s Fellowship.
Third Monday in the month 7.30pm – Evening Fellowship.
Last Tuesday in the month 2.30 until 4.30pm – Drop In (for coffee and a chat).