Bournheath Primitive Methodist Chapel, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Photo:Bournheath Methodist Church, 1998

Bournheath Methodist Church, 1998

Opened 1837

By Trevor Bott

This chapel was opened in July 1837 and cost £120. There were “150 sittings – all free”. The chapel was enlarged and a gallery installed, probably in the 1850's. 

The first Primitive Methodist Chapel at Bournheath was built by William Ince in 1826. His brother Henry Ince became an ardent campaigner for the rights of the nailmakers of Bromsgrove District and held many meetings with the nailmakers and nailmasters in an attempt to improve the pay and working conditions.

The chapel  later became Bournheath Methodist Church.

The church sadly closed its doors in September 2015 after 178 years of continuous Methodist worship in Bournheath village.

For more information, please click on the attached file. 

This page was added by Jill Barber on 07/05/2015.
Comments about this page

This page was updated on 26 September 2015.

By Jill Barber
On 26/09/2015

The Primitive Methodist magazine for April 1851 (p 247) includes an account by J Huff of the re-opening of the chapel in 1850. It explained that the congregation had been having problems because of a spring of water under floor of the first chapel; so a new floor was installed.

By Christopher Hill
On 24/08/2016

My thanks to Christopher Hill for locating the additional information for this chapel. This provides valuable resource to add to the chapel's history. 

By Trevor@Bournheath
On 26/05/2017

It's a pleasure!  It will be worth looking at the actual account in the Magazine for further detail.

By Christopher Hill
On 27/05/2017

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