Stickford Ebenezer Primitive Methodist chapel

Photo:1852 and 1883 Stickford Primitive Methodist chapels

1852 and 1883 Stickford Primitive Methodist chapels

Keith Guyler 1995

location of Stickford Primitive Methodist chapels

Fen Road, Stickford PE22 8EX

By Christopher Hill

Stickford is south of Spilsby. In the 1855 March Primitive Methodist magazine James Shaw tells us that besides the Primitive Methodist chapel, it contained a church, a Wesleyan chapel and a population of about 500.

The first Stickford Primitive Methodist chapel, initially a barn, dates from 1844 and served for eight years before the  the foundation-stone of second chapel was laid on June 30th, 1854 by Mr. John Eno, of Leake, with an address by Mr. J. Jenkin. The chapel was opened from 12th November 1854 when sermons of varied excellency were preached by Messrs. Gibbs, Fletcher, and James Shaw.

The chapel cost £120. "The whole building is executed in a first-rate style, and reflects great credit on Mr. Andrews,the contractor, who is the leader andprincipal supporter of our society at Stickford"

At the time of Keith Guyler's photograph in 1995 it was a store.

The third chapel, on the left in Keith Guyler's photograph, dates from 1883 and served until around 1919, just after the end of the First World War. It was sold in in 1922 and in 1995 was in use as a house.

location of the 1852 and 1883 chapel: 357599


Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine 1855 March p.176

 

This page was added by Christopher Hill on 05/10/2015.
Comments about this page

I've just added some information about the opening of Stickford chapel in 1854.  What I particularly like is the comment that at the opening the sermons preached were of varied excellency. Commendable honesty!

By Christopher Hill
On 06/03/2017

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