Newlyn Centenary Primitive Methodist Church

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Cornwall

By Peter Green

Whilst not the original Primitive Methodist Chapel in Newlyn, the Centenary Chapel was built originally by the Primitive Methodists to replace the original which they had outgrown. The original chapel frontage is now a private house.

This page was added by Peter Green on 28/07/2014.
Comments about this page

I have a note that this is in Guavas Rd, and was built in 1928. As its name was 'Centenary' I thought it was more likely to have been built 1907-10, but maybe it refers to a different centenary? Do you know any more?

By Jill Barber
On 29/07/2014

It cant have been built until the 1920's (1928 sounds right), as my grandmother was born in 1917 and remembers it being built. She laid one of the stones (with the other children), and we are holding her funeral there today. She was born down the road, a few doors down from the previous chapel (known as the Ebenezer Chapel), and was christened there.

By Nik Southwell
On 15/04/2016

The date stone on the building says 1927, and there are various stones saying laid by Newlyn PM Society and Penzance PM Society. I will add the photos. 

By Peter Green
On 13/05/2016

Thank you Peter for the additional photos, which have now been added to this page.

By Jill Barber
On 14/05/2016

The Return for the earlier Ebenezer Chapel to The Census of Religious Worship, 1851 (TNA HO129/311/4/4/35) was completed by Henry Boase the Chapel Steward.  The Chapel was erected in 1835 and could accommodate 700 people.  On Census Sunday it had attendances of 300 in the afternoon and 320 in the evening, plus 60 Sunday School scholars in the afternoon and 30 in the evening.  The 'Remarks' column states "Above one Hundred Male Members of the Congregation from home on a Fishing Excursion."

By David Tonks
On 19/03/2018

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