Usworth Colliery Primitive Methodist Chapel, Washington

Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists shared a preaching place in 1851

Additional information 2023

Thanks to Bill Richardson for the booklet celebrating the jubilee of the chapel in 1935, 50 years after its opening in 1885.  It contains much detail and pictures of the people of the society.  These include:

  • Rev G King
  • Rev James Palmer
  • Rev EW Challenger
  • Rev GH Hall
  • Rev JJ Alderson
  • Rev JB Bayliffe
  • Rev JW Morrow
  • Alderman WN Smith
  • Tom Richardson M.P.
  • the Trustees
  • The Women’s Own
  • The Choir
  • Mr JA Stafford, Trust Secretary
  • Mr W Foster, Society Steward and Treasurer

and some wonderful advertisements.

Amongst the people in the booklet are two of Bill’s relatives.


Booklet celebrating the Jubilee of Usworth Primitive Methodist chapel which tells its story and introduces some of its people

Comments about this page

  • Thanks to Bill Richardson for providing a scan of the Handbook celebrating the Jubilee of the chapel in 1935. I’ve added it as a download, together with a selection of the pictures

    By Christopher Hill (13/09/2023)
  • There’s a note about the opening of Usworth Colliery Primitive Methodist chapel in the Primitive Methodist magazine of 1886 (page 124). More than half the cost had been raised

    By Christopher Hill (14/08/2020)

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