Woodley Primitive Methodist Chapel, Cheshire

Photo:Christian Messenger 1922

Christian Messenger 1922

Picture added by Geoff Dickinson, 1 April 2016

Photo:Band of Hope membership certificate for Jessie Grant Browne, 1867

Band of Hope membership certificate for Jessie Grant Browne, 1867

Joanne Davy

Built 1868

By Stephen Horsfield

Between Stockport and Hyde, thus historically in Cheshire, records of baptisms and marriages are in Manchester archives.

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There is an account by Samuel Smith & Henry Stafford in the Primitive Methodist magazine of the opening of Woodley Primitive Methodist chapel in the Stockport circuit. Services took place on 3rd and 20th March 1836 and preachers were Bros T Holliday, J Flesher, J A Bastow and Rev N K P (Independent Minister).

The chapel measured 30' wide by 42' long and 30' high. It had a deep gallery at one end with two large school rooms.  Thanks were due to S Aston and his lady for their liberal support and gift of 237 books, one for each scholar. (added by CH 05/2017)


Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine 1836 p.423

 

This page was added by Stephen Horsfield on 15/08/2012.
Comments about this page

The foundation stone was laid by John Lees Buckley, who was an influential figure in the life of the church.

By Jill Barber
On 08/01/2013

There was clearly a Primitive Methodist Chapel at Woodley before 1868, as this wonderful Band of Hope membership certificate shows (added above). Note that Samuel Buckley was the Secretary. Sadly, Jessie died on November 3, 1868 at the age of 7 years.  Her name lived on as her brother named his daughter after her, his only sister.  

By Jill Barber
On 11/11/2016

And I've added information to the page from the Primitive Methodist magazine about that previous chapel.

By Christopher Hill
On 15/05/2017

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