1784 John Wesley visited Cary, the first of 5 visits.
1785 Adherents secured a preaching house
1789 Castle Cary Society of Methodists part of Shepton Mallet circuit.
Cary head of separate circuit.
1905 Amalgamation with Glastonbury circuit to form Mid-Somerset Mission - which still
1839 Present church opened (free of debt by 1877). Lofty Georgian building, consisting of church and
gallery, with a large schoolroom beneath. Initially variously used for teaching of juveniles, a day school,
a Temperance meeting of the foundation of the Good Templer's Lodge.
1874 High pews and old fashioned pulpit removed
and replaced by modern style pews (today's) Central chandelier replaced by gas brackets (gas had come to Cary in 1853).
First organ purchased.
1889 Chapel renovation. Preacher's vestry erected (cost £125.12.2d)
Present organ erected; 28 additional seatings added.
1897 Manse, Wesley Villa, built in Ansford Road (now an old
people's home, as is previous manse The Hollies in Florida Street). £1,200 for land, legal fees, building and furnishing.
Chapel roof repaired. Interior decorated and beautified. A new board floor was put in the schoolroom at a cost of £70.
1914 Organ removed from gallery to new organ chamber at the back of the pulpit. New choir stalls fitted.
2 new vestries built and hot water heating apparatus installed. New windows installed of cathedral
tinted glass. Extra lavatory provided. Gas lighting brought up to date. Rev. Luke Wiseman, ex President of Conference
preached at re-opening.
1950's & 1960's Removal of front pillared portico (unsafe). Change to electric
under-pew heating in church and gas heaters in schoolroom. Major refurbishment and decoration in church. Choir pews removed
and accommodation for choir made at side front. Pulpit removed to opposite side front, leaving larger communion and preaching
1970's Installation of built-in kitchen in schoolroom.
1989 150 years celebration.
1990's Installation of stannah lift from schoolroom to church. Restoration of graveyard and garden.
schoolroom increasingly used for 'outside activities'.
The inherited Grade II listed building provides us with a good centre
to focus our worship and belong to a warm fellowship.