Reading Cumberland Road Primitive Methodist chapel

30A Cumberland Road READING RG1 3LB

Reading Cumberland Road Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1993
Interior of Reading Cumberland Road Primitive Methodist chapel
Handbook of the Primitive Methodist Conference 1915; Englesea Brook Museum

There were at least 5 Primitive Methodist chapels in Reading:

  • Beecham Road;
  • Ebenezer Cumberland Road;
  • Friar Street;
  • London Street;
  • Wokingham Road.

Ebenezer chapel in Cumberland Road was opened in 1871 and closed in 1972. ¬†At the time of Keith Guyler’s photograph in 1993 it was a Sikh Temple. Google Street View in May 2014 shows it still in this use.

A report of the laying of the foundation stone is included in the Primitive Methodist magazine of 1871. The ceremony took place on 18th July and the new chapel was intended to be 50′(l) x 32’9″(w).


Primitive Methodist magazine 1871 page 568.

Comments about this page

  • Berkshire Record Office :
    ref. D/MS 62, Reading, Cumberland Rd., Primitive Methodist, baptisms, c.1893-1933, 1933/4-1975.
    Other documents, ref. D/MS 55/5A, 1-2. ref. D/MS 55/5B, 1-4.

    By Raymond E. O. Ella (19/10/2021)

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