Falmouth Primitive Methodist Chapel

1832-1939

Falmouth Primitive Methodist Chapel | Ann Picken, June 2013
Ann Picken, June 2013
Falmouth Primitive Methodist Chapel
Falmouth Primitive Methodist Chapel

William Clowes first visited Cornwall in 1825. The first Primitive Methodist Chapel in Falmouth was opened in 1832, in Chapel Terrace.

It closed in 1939, when most of its members joined with Berkeley Vale Methodist Church, which met in the former Bible Christian Chapel, built in 1867.

The former PM Chapel was sold, and is now the HQ of the local theatre group. The former Sunday School at the rear is used as a costume store.

In the present Falmouth Methodist Church you can see a wonderful stained glass window, a memorial to Methodist Union. On either side are full length figures of John and Charles Wesley, with Hugh Bourne and William Clowes on the left and William O’Bryan and Billy Bray (Bible Christians) on the right.

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