Winster Primitive Methodist Chapel, Derbyshire

Built in 1823 and extensively enlarged in 1850. Now closed April 2013

Memorial to George Booth
Revd Robert Foster, Nov 2016

An elusive chapel in that it is tucked away in the village on the hillside known as East Bank. If you didn’t know it was there then you probably would not see it. This is amazing as it is a large building. Situated as it is it has fantastic views over the Derbyshire countryside.

Photos taken April 2013

OS Map ref:119:SK240604

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  • The Primitive Methodist magazine for 1833 (page 222) contains an account of the re-opening of Winster Primitive Methodist chapel after enlargement. Re-opening services took place on 19th August 1832 when the preacher was W Clowes (of Hull).

    The original building chapel was too small so it was enlarged at a cost of £40.  The labour was given free.

    By Christopher Hill (28/08/2017)
  • Inside the chapel is a memorial, over one of the external doors (photo added above). It says, ‘In memory of the Rev George Booth whose mortal remains are deposited near this tablet. He died April 9th 1854 in the 49th year of his age, and the 21st year of his ministry. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.’ Winster Chapel is soon to be sold at auction, and attempts are being made to discover where George Booth is actually buried. Is he buried inside the chapel, on land adjacent to the chapel, or in the parish churchyard? Can you help? 

    By Jill Barber (10/11/2016)

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