Kippax Primitive Methodist chapel

By Christopher Hill

Kippax Primitive Methodist chapel was opened on 14th July 1833. A barn was purchased and converted into a chapel and cottage with volunteer labour and help from local farmers.  The chapel had a gallery across one end and measured 21'(w) x 30'(l).

Opening services were led by William Clowes and J Horsley. 

For some reason, the opening is recorded in the Primitive Methodist magazine twice - by William Clowes first submitted the account to the Primitive Methodist magazine in 1833 and then G W Armitage submitted his account in the 1834 magazine. They essentially give the same information - although Clowes forgets to mention that someone else preached at the opening services, not just him.


Primitive Methodist magazine 1833 p.453

Primitive Methodist magazine 1834 p.72



This page was added by Christopher Hill on 21/08/2017.

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