Sowerby Bridge Primitive Methodist chapel

By Christopher Hill

Sowerby Bridge Primitive Methodist chapel is referred to in the 1858 Primitive Methodist magazine.  John Jobling writes to share that the society needed more room for the Sunday school so it enlarged the schoolroom by adding a cottage. They also boarded the floor, cleaned and painted the chapel and added a large gas light in the centre of the ceiling.

Three years later they were at it again. Gaining 20 new members in February 1860 and continuing lack of room for the Sunday school meant they enlarged the chapel further in late 1860. A Worsnip tells us that more than enough money was raised through a tea meeting chaired by John Crossley, Esq. (Halifax). Speakers included Rev. A. Hall (Independent), A Worsnop and D Clay

There is no reference to a Primitive Methodist chapel in the older Ordnance Survey maps available to me - although the denomination of most chapels is not included in this town.  Where was it? Who was involved? What happened to it?


Primitive Methodist magazine September 1858 page 562

Primitive Methodist magazine March 1861 page 171 

This page was added by Christopher Hill on 17/09/2017.
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In 1858 they enlarged the chapel because it wasn't big enough; in 1860 they had to do it all over again.

By Christopher Hill
On 26/03/2018

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