Weekly Offering Boxes
Market Lavington residents will know that the Trinity Church now hold their services in the wonderful Community Hall which is warm, bright and with adequate parking. They have left their chapel in the Townsend area of High Street and are, at present, considering its future. Some of the items from within the chapel, which was built in the 1880s as a Congregational Church, are now making their way to the museum.
Amongst these items are a couple of weekly offering boxes which were once fastened to walls in the old chapel. These boxes have now joined some other wooden collecting boxes which were used during Market Lavington’s ‘Hospital Weeks’ in the 1920s and 30s and again for ‘Red Cross Weeks’ during the Second World War.
It is thought that the boxes from the Congregational Chapel date back to the nineteenth century.
If you know more about these boxes – maybe an ancestor of yours made them – then please contact the curator.