Newlyn Ebenezer Primitive Methodist chapel

Boase Street Newlyn TR18 5JE

Newlyn : return from the Primitive Methodist chapel to the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious worship. Return no: 311 4 4 35
transcribed by David Tonks 2021
Newlyn Ebenezer Primitive Methodist chapel

Ebenezer Primitive Methodist chapel in Newlyn was erected in 1835.

David Tonks has transcribed the Return for the Newlyn Ebenezer Chapel to The Census of Places of Public Religious Worship, 1851 (TNA HO129/311/4/4/35). It was completed by Henry Boase the Chapel Steward.

It confirms that the Chapel was erected in 1835 and could accommodate 700 people.  On Census Sunday it had attendances of 300 in the afternoon and 320 in the evening, plus 60 Sunday School scholars in the afternoon and 30 in the evening.  The ‘Remarks’ column states “Above one Hundred Male Members of the Congregation from home on a Fishing Excursion.”

The chapel was replaced by the Centenary chapel; you can see pictures and read more here.  Ebenezer still exists, converted to residential use.

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