Thetford Primitive Methodist chapel

By Christopher Hill

You can trace some of the history of this chapel through the Primitive Methodist magazine.

The Primitive Methodist magazine of 1830  contains an account by Robert Olby of the opening of Thetford Primitive Methodist chapel. Opening services took place on Sunday 8th November 1829. Preachers were G Tetley and R Steele.  The chapel was erected solely at the expense of Mr. George Wharton "for the benefit of the inhabitants of Thetford." It measured 16'(w) x 28'(l).

The Primitive Methodist magazine of January 1852 contains an account by G Tetley (who had preached at the opening) of the re-opening of Thetford Primitive Methodist chapel. Re-opening services took place on 24th and 26th October 1851.

The major improvement was the addition of a gallery.  Opening sermons were preached by Revs Messrs Mathews, Baddeley, Tetley and Reed.

Does this chapel still exist?  Where was it?


Primitive Methodist magazine 1830 page 100

Primitive Methodist magazine Jan 1852 page 56


This page was added by Christopher Hill on 01/01/2017.

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