Sullington
Nonconformity

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Victoria County History

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T P Hudson (Editor), A P Baggs, C R J Currie, C R Elrington, S M Keeling, A M Rowland

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1986

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29-31

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'Sullington: Nonconformity', A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 2: Bramber Rape (North-Western Part) including Horsham (1986), pp. 29-31. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=18292 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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NONCONFORMITY.

A Roman Catholic was recorded in the parish in 1767. (fn. 17)

A Baptist was mentioned in 1662. (fn. 18) Richard Haines of West Wantley (d. 1685) had become a Baptist by 1657 and was later a member of the Horsham congregation, but was excommunicated from 1672 to 1680. (fn. 19) There was no dissenting chapel in 1865. (fn. 20)

In 1962 a Methodist congregation which had begun meeting in Storrington in 1960 transferred its services to Sullington parish hall. The same year a site for a permanent church was acquired in Thakeham Road. Trinity Methodist Church, a brick hall church, was built there in 1966-7 to seat 140 worshippers. The membership, which numbered 44 in 1966, had increased by 1983 to 121, of whom c. 100 attended morning service on Sundays. (fn. 21)

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17 H.L.R.O., papist return.
18 W.S.R.O., Ep. I/22/1 (1662).
19 Haines, Haines, 23, 26-7, 29-30, 42, 48. For Baptist cong. at Broadbridge Heath, below, Horsham, protestant nonconf.
20 W.S.R.O., Ep. I/22A/2 (1865).
21 Story of Trinity Methodist Ch. Storrington (copy in possession of the minister); inf. from the minister (1983).