Scarborough St Sepulchre Primitive Methodist chapel

Photo:Scarborough St Sepulchre Primitive Methodist chapel

Scarborough St Sepulchre Primitive Methodist chapel

Handbook of the Primitive Methodist Conference 1925; Englesea Brook Museum

location of former Scarborough St Sepulchre Primitive Methodist chapel

St Sepulchre St, Scarborough YO11 1QF

By Christopher Hill

The first Primitive Methodist chapel in St Sepulchre Street was built in 1821. There is an account of the opening in the Primitive Methodist magazine written by John Abey who preached at the opening. This took place on May 13th 1821. They gained 10 members on the opening Sunday and a further 4 on the following Tuesday.

In 1841 the chapel was enlarged so it could hold up to 600 members.  In 1865, Joseph Wright, the Hull architect re-built it to hold congregations of over 1,000 people.

It was demolished in 1965 and the site was used for housing.


 

Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine 1821 page 204 

 

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