Barnoldswick, Bethel Primitive Methodist Chapel, Station Road


By Margaret Veal

On the back of the postcard shown here is written: 'Station Road PM Church taken 30 or 40 years ago. Now to be demolished and the site used for a new library. The organ has had to be sold for scrap - £250.'

Information added 10/2017 by CH

The opening of the first Barnoldswick Primitive Methodist chapel is recorded by J Hedley in the Primitive Methodist magazine (1859 page 241).

Mr Bracewell sold the land for the chapel and made a sizeable donation. John Lonsdale laid foundation stone on 24/06/1858 when the preachers were Rev J Rumfitt and J Hedley. The opening preachers on 05/12/1859 were WH Walton and J Hedley.

The chapel cost £200 of which nearly half had been raised by the opening.

Is the 1859 chapel the same one as in the photograph?

Photo:Interior, c1920

Interior, c1920

postcard belonging to Steven Wild

This page was added by Margaret Veal on 17/05/2015.
Comments about this page

I've added to this page information from the Primitive Methodist magazine (1859 page 241) about the first opening of Barnoldswick Primitive Methodist chapel.  Is that the same  chapel in the postcard or is Bethel a later one? 

By Christopher Hill
On 18/10/2017