Willaston Primitive Methodist chapel 1889, Wirral

Neston Road, Willaston CH64 2TL

Christopher Wells has researched  Primitive Methodism in Willaston and its two chapels of 1838 and 1889. To read a fuller account of this second chapel, download the attached pdf document.

The Primitive Methodist magazine of 1889 November tells us that they had started work on the construction of  a new chapel in Willaston in the Chester First (George Street) station. They had needed “enlarged accommodation” for some time and could afford it , but could not get the land.  Memorial stones were laid by the Chair of the County Council and the local MP.

The opening is recorded in the April 1890 magazine.

You can read about the earlier 1838 chapel here.

The church is still open today


Primitive Methodist magazine November 1889 page 700

Primitive Methodist magazine April 1890 page 251

Willaston Primitive Methodist chapel


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  • This page for Willaston chapel originally contained only a picture on a postcard, sent in 1908 and found by the Englesea Archivist, Randle Knight. There are two villages called Willaston in Cheshire, both of which had Primitive Methodist chapels. However, the postcard has two postmarks, Chester and Willaston, Chester which confirm that the Willaston chapel pictured is the one on the Wirral. More information came from accounts of the chapel foundation stone laying and opening in the Primitive Methodist magazine

    Now Christopher Wells has compiled the story of both the 1838 and 1889 chapels. Many thanks Christopher.

    By Christopher Hill (11/01/2021)

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