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Honiton Evangelical Congregational Church

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Early History

Our church was officially founded in November 1771 although its roots go back much further.

A small congregation was established in 1696 in a chapel adjacent to our current premises but this chapel was destroyed by fire in 1765.

In 1837 Honiton Independent Chapel was accredited with solemnizing marriages, one of only 63 non-conformist churches in the country.

The leasehold of the property was secured for £5 in 1844.

Additions to the chapel include the Prayer Room (1850) and the School Room at the rear. Here a branch of the British School Movement was established in the early 19th century to educate the poor and uneducated children of the town.