Risley Primitive Methodist chapel

first Risley Primitive Methodist chapel
provided by Rex Houghton
former Risley Primitive Methodist chapel, later Risley Independent Methodist chapel, after conversion to residential use.
Rex Houghton 2021

Rizley (sic) appears on the first ever printed Primitive Methodist plan which is dated 1812 so the society was in existence then. You can see the plan here.

Alan Nixon tells us that the  Primitive Methodist society has its roots in 1806 and the first chapel in Risley dates from 1848. It was built largely by the church’s own members. However, it served only until 1854 when disputes with the minister led the last remaining members to refuse their class tickets.

However, the chapel and society continued to exist with revivals in 1859 & 1867.  In 1870 the Risley society completed their transfer to the Independent part of the Methodist family.

The chapel still exists on Longcut Lane, in use as two houses named Lymm View.

You can read a full history of the chapel here. Thanks to Rex Houghton for the link and photograph.

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