Chesterfield Holywell Cross Primitive Methodist Chapel

Holywell Street CHESTERFIELD S41 7SA

former Holywell Cross Primitive Methodist chapel, Chesterfield
Keith Guyler 1996
former Chesterfield Holywell Cross Primitive Methodist chapel as Livingstone's night club
Godfrey Holmes
chapels in Chesterfield First Primitive Methodist circuit
Christian Messenger 1913/73

Holywell Cross Primitive Methodist chapel in the centre of Chesterfield dates from 1881 although the date 1903 is over the door.  Derbyshire Record Office holds relevant registers going back to 1840.  The foundation stones were laid in 1881 for a building that would incorporate chapel, Sunday school and classrooms.  It would cost £4,000

The chapel was big, accommodating 650 people.  It closed around 1980 and at the time of Keith Guyler’s photograph in 1996 it was the YMCA and Sunflower Café.  Since then it has become a night club/bar, being ironically called at one time called Sin.

O.S. reference: 385714


Primitive Methodist magazine 1882 page 61

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  • I took my first lessons there on the mighty 3 manual instrument built in Sheffield. On entering by the side door, as is customary for organists, I passed the tablet on the wall to the redoubtable evangelist, Jeremiah Gilbert.
    I have never been able to establish whether my father was named Gilbert in his honour. With my mother at a mid week service I sat under the ministry of that gifted preacher Dr W E Sangster. Conference was in Sheffield.

    By Dr Denys Hill (09/10/2020)
  • The architect was John Wills

    By Colin Dews (28/02/2018)

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