Hungerford Primitive Methodist Church, Berkshire

Photo:Old postcard, undated

Old postcard, undated

Steven Wild

Photo:1869 Hungerford Primitive Methodist Church as it was in 1989.  It was rebuilt in 1907

1869 Hungerford Primitive Methodist Church as it was in 1989. It was rebuilt in 1907

Keith Guyler 1989

Photo:Hungerford, PM Chapel, Date plaque in grounds, 16.10.2015

Hungerford, PM Chapel, Date plaque in grounds, 16.10.2015

GW Oxley

Photo:Hungerford, PM Chapel, frontage, 16.10.2015

Hungerford, PM Chapel, frontage, 16.10.2015

GW Oxley

Photo:Hungerford, PM Chapel, rear view, 16.10.2015

Hungerford, PM Chapel, rear view, 16.10.2015

GW Oxley

Photo:Hungerford, PM Chapel, school building, 16.10.2015

Hungerford, PM Chapel, school building, 16.10.2015

GW Oxley

Photo:Hungerford, PM Chapel, school building, foundation stones (i), 16.10.2015

Hungerford, PM Chapel, school building, foundation stones (i), 16.10.2015

GW Oxley

Photo:Hungerford, PM Chapel, school building, foundation stones (ii), 16.10.2015

Hungerford, PM Chapel, school building, foundation stones (ii), 16.10.2015

GW Oxley

Photo:Hungerford, PM Chapel,name band, 16.10.2015

Hungerford, PM Chapel,name band, 16.10.2015

GW Oxley

By Jill Barber

Thomas Russell and John Ride led a mission, from the Shefford Circuit, to Hungerford in 1833.

The first society met in a house in Moon Lane. It is thought that this was the house later renamed 2, Salisbury Road, which was demolished in the 1990s.

By the 1860s the house was too small, so plans were made to build a chapel. On 16 April 1866, George Thomas Phelps, a baker and grocer, bought a site at 10 Bridge Street from Mr T C Atherton, for £548 14s. 0d on behalf of the Trustees.  The property next to the church, at 9 Bridge Street, became the manse until it was sold in 1992.

A School Room was built at the back of the church in Bridge Street in 1907, and alterations made to the front of the church.

 

This page was added by Jill Barber on 12/07/2015.
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This page has been updated with photographs of Hungerford Primitive Methodist Chapel as it is today, contributed by GW Oxley.

By Jill Barber
On 29/10/2015

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