Peterborough Cobden Street Primitive Methodist chapel

Photo:Cobden Street Peterborough Primitive Methodist chapel

Cobden Street Peterborough Primitive Methodist chapel

Keith Guyler 1995

location of former Cobden Street Primitive Methodist chapel

Cobden Street, PE1 2HA

By Christopher Hill

There was a Primitive Methodist society in Peterborough in the early 1830's and a Circuit established in 1839.  This was based on the church in New Road (built 1862, closed 1953).  In 1888 a second Circuit was established, centred on the chapel in Cobden Street which had been opened in 1871. It accommodated 650 people and was built on a site presented by Mr. I. Edis.

It had a brass band which came third in the Peterborough contest held on the 25th September 1897 conducted by F Richardson.

The chapel closed in 1965.  Keith Guyler notes that the Sunday School became the Ukrainian Church, whilst the chapel was a disused store.

On Google Street View in 2016, the chapel has been demolished and there is now a mosque on the site.  The Sunday School is now Kinder Care Nursery school.

This page was added by Christopher Hill on 12/02/2015.

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