Saltfleetby, Wesleyan Chapel
This dressed stone block is embedded in the gate pier. It is becoming eroded but reads:
EBENEZER THIS STONE WAS LAID BY MISS WILKINSON TO COMMEMORATE THE ENLARGEMENT OF THE CHAPEL AND THE FITTING UP OF THE SCHOOL ROOM. AUG 22 1867. HALLELUJAH.
Hallelujah is a Hebrew word meaning ‘praise Jehovah’ and is still used in worship, particularly in hymns.
Ebenezer is less well-known. Also a Hebrew word it means ‘the stone of help’. In this context it also identifies a dissenting chapel.
Jean Howard, August 2020
Saltfleet, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Wilkinson