Welcome to Capon Chapel

Located at 2047 Christian Church Road
High View, West Virginia


Church Services

Sunday service begins at 1pm.

Open Communion is given the 1st Sunday of every month.

 Decoration Day: 4th Sunday in May, 2pm  

Annual Christmas Eve service,  December 24th,  7pm

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The love of knitting and crocheting along with a desire to comfort others launched the prayer shawl ministry.  This ministry reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace. Each knitter begins each shawl with prayers for the recipient.  When the shawl or lap blanket is completed there is a laying of hands and a blessing bestowed upon it before it is sent along its way.   Join us each Monday at 2-3:30pm  at the Capon Bridge Parsonage, house behind Capon Bridge UMC on Cold Stream Road at RT 50.  We provide the knitting or crochet hooks and the yarn.  Don't know how to knit or crochet?  We will teach you.  Come join us!

Giving Plate Ministry

The Giving Plate ministry is our way of sharing our blessings with those around us.  The hand designed plates are filled with tasty goodies and delivered to homes around the area.  Our hope is recipients will share the blessing by passing the plate along.

Capon Chapel Daily Devotion (304)856-1040

Are you in need of a daily word from God?  Call our devotion line at     (304) 856-1040 for a daily message.  You may leave a prayer request after the devotion or send us a prayer request via email at caponchapel@gmail.com

5th Congregation

Our 5th Congregation supports those in the community and surrounding areas that are unable to attend a church.  We provide cards, phone calls, home and hospital/nursing home visits as desired by the member.  We will also provide Holy Communion as requested.  Please email us at caponbridge@gmail.com if you would like to join this congregation or submit a name of someone who would enjoy contact with us.

Other Outreach

 d Operation Shoebox: Every November our church puts together shoeboxes filled with age appropriate items in support of Samaritin's Purse.  https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

Monthly Community Dinner: Various organizations come together the 3rd Thursday of every month to provide a free dinner for the community at the old middle school cafeteria on Cold Stream Road and School Street- same building as the Hampshire County Sheriff office.  


Drop us a line!

Pastor Alanna McGuinn


Parsonage phone number (304) 856-2483

Certified Lay Ministers:
Karen Trueblood and Kristi Gruber

Contact us at CaponChapel@gmail.com


Capon Chapel

Mailing address: PO Box 421, Capon Bridge WV 26711

(304) 856-1040

Weekly Service

Sunday's at 1pm


Capon Chapel is one of the oldest existing log churches in Hampshire County WV.

Historically known as Capon Baptist Chapel and Capon Chapel Church, is a mid-19th century United Methodist church located near to the town of  Capon Bridge, West Virginia in the United States. Capon Chapel is one of the oldest existing log churches in Hampshire County, WV.  A Baptist congregation was gathering at the site of the present-day church by at least 1756.  Primitive Baptist minister John Monroe (1750–1824) is credited for establishing a place of worship at this site; he is interred in the church's cemetery. The land on which Capon Chapel was built originally belonged to William C. Nixon (1789–1869), a member of the Virginia House of Delegates; later, it was transferred to the Pugh family. The first documented mention of a church at the Capon Chapel site was in March 1852, when Joseph Pugh allocated the land to three trustees for the construction of a church and cemetery.  During the early years of Capon Chapel, no  Protestant  denomination was the exclusive owner or occupant, and the church was probably utilized as a "union church" for worship by any Christian denomination. Capon Chapel was used as a place of worship by Baptists until the late 19th or early 20th century. In the 1890s, Capon Chapel was added as a place of worship on the Capon Bridge Methodist circuit of the Southern Methodist Episcopal Church. 


Historic Designation

Capon Chapel, along with its cemetery, was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 12, 2012, in recognition of its representation of the rural religious architecture of the Potomac Highlands region, and for its service as an important rural church in Hampshire County.

Church Cemetery

Capon Chapel's cemetery is surrounded by a wrought iron fence made by Stewart Iron Works, and contains the remains of John Monroe, William C. Nixon, West Virginina House of Delegates member Captain David Pugh (1806–1899), Civil War Veterans and members of the community.