Methodism was brought to the Canandaigua area in 1796. The chapel was built on what is now known as Chaplin Street in 1818. It is said to have cost $7000.00 which was a considerable amount for the time. The chapel was moved to it's present location on North Main Street in 1835. Local myth has it that the chapel was moved in the dark of night as the prospective neighbors didn't look to approving on those "rowdy Methodists". The present church building was dedicated in 1903, 1957 saw the addition of an educational wing and the Memorial Chapel. On March 31, 1960 a fire destroyed the inner sanctuary, it was them rebuilt in a more contemporary style.
I thought it would be nice having a Methodist Church on seeing that the Palmyra Methodist Church is giving a free breakfast to our apartments today.