Eltisley Primitive Methodist chapel

The Green Eltisley ST. NEOTS PE19 6TG

former Eltisley Primitive Methodist chapel | Keith Guyler 1997
former Eltisley Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1997

The Victoria County History of Cambridgeshire tells us that in 1825 the curate said that there were four families of Independents or Baptists and that a licensed room was occasionally used by a preacher from the Primitive Methodists. 

A Primitive Methodist chapel was built facing the Green in 1846 and registered in 1856. In 1851 it had congregations of 40 in the afternoon and 43 in the evening.  It was rebuilt in brick in 1879. In 1873 the Methodists were said to attract many people away from the parish church ‘through curiosity’. In the mid 20th century, services were held in the Wesleyan and Primitive chapels on alternate Sundays until the Wesleyan chapel was sold in 1964.  The Primitive Methodists’ chapel remained in use.

The Eltisley Historical Society report that the Prims used to hold Camp Meetings, with music by the Salvation Army, at the start of feast week. It has recently been renovated and turned into a house.


Reference

Victoria County History of Cambridgeshire accessed February 8th 2015

 

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