Clowne Primitive Methodist chapel

North Road Clowne Chesterfield Derbyshire S43 4PF

Mount Zion, Clowne
Keith Guyler 1998

David Smith has written a detailed account of the development of Primitive Methodism in Clowne and the construction of the present chapel in 1877 available at:

The chapel was known as Mount Zion.

The Primitive Methodist magazine records the laying of the foundation stones on July 18th 1891 and gives us background.  Jeremiah Gilbert missioned the village 66 years previously and for fifty years worship was conducted in a barn before the chapel was built in 1877. The society soon outgrew it and wet about enlarging it in 1891.

It is still active in April 2016.


Primitive Methodist magazine September 1891 page 571

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  • Lovely to read about the chapel where my Grandparents married and my mother was christened. The last time I went there was for the funeral of Jeanne Smith mother to David who wrote this article. Thank you.

    By Joanna Heath (24/04/2016)

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