Mile End Primitive Methodist chapel

Nayland Road, Mile-End, Essex

Mile End Primitive Methodist chapel

In the Primitive Methodist magazine of 1866, AE Hammond tells us about the opening of Mile End Primitive Methodist chapel in the Colchester circuit. The ceremonies started on June 21st 1866 and preachers included TW Davids, T Batty (Colchester), Mrs E Winkfield (Hadleigh), J Smith, T Woodall, and W Hammond.

The new chapel, which was located on Nayland Road opposite the end of Leech’s Lane, cost £120 of which they had raised £60. It has since been demolished; there are bungalows on the site now.


Primitive Methodist magazine October 1866 pages 625-626

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  • Almost immediately opposite this chapel stood the new Wesleyan chapel (built 1895). Upon the latter’s opening, the two causes united, creating one larger church from two smaller. It would be almost forty years before Methodism as a whole did likewise!

    By Brian Clow (25/04/2020)
  • The above ‘opening’ was in fact after a rebuilding. The original Chapel on the same site was built in 1840 at a cost of £80.
    This is confirmed by the R C return in 1851 when attendances of 22 am and 38 pm were reported.

    By Martin Broom (17/01/2020)

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