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The Methodists in Colton

Methodism reached Colton as it did many towns and villages, in the 19th Century. With the onset of the Industrial Revolution the established church of England lost its appeal to the working classes whereas Methodism and the other Free Church denominations preached a message that appeared to be a lot more relevant to them. 

A small Wesleyan chapel was established in Colton half way along the high street of the village paid for by a Rugeley benefactor- Elizabeth Birch. It was only open for a few years. A number of the villagers worshipped there.

It closed its doors at the end of the 19th. Century and was converted into a private house.

  More about Religion in Colton
  The Parish Church of St. Mary
History of the church from documentary evidence. (click for more)
  Colton's Involvement in the 17th. Century Popish Plot
'A plot to kill the king!' (click for more)
  Methodism in Colton
An account of the Methodist in Colton. (click for more)
  Colton records of births, deaths and marriages
Records going back to the 17th. Century. (click for more)