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In the northeast of the town, this site was originally a settlement for homeless children founded by a Methodist minister Thomas Bowman Stephenson. It moved from London to this site in 1913 but closed in the 1980s. The site became the National Children’s Home, a charity now known as Action for Children. It is now a centre for the Christian community outreach and training organisation Youth with a mission. The chapel is one of a range of buildings around a central grassy oval/
Replacing, the still extant, old church in 1880s but demolished in 1979 after the congregation joined that at the United Reformed Church in 1977. Four foundation stones are mounted in a wall along the alley connecting High and Silver Streets at the side of the site.
These steps near the Abbey are the only remains of a barn that was licensed for Methodist meetings in 1794.
This is a curiosity as it appears to be a small fragment of the original Rickmansworth Methodist church according to the local listing document which says, “The rear of No.78 was once the site of the first Methodist Chapel in Rickmansworth and a bricked-up ornamental doorway is still present in the side wall (referenced below).