Newcastle upon Tyne Primitive Methodist chapel

There are two accounts in the Primitive Methodist magazine of the opening of a chapel “in Newcastle upon Tyne” in 1824.

The account by Nathaniel West in the 1825 magazine tells us that the society had opened a chapel which could hold 5-600 persons. It was formerly a Scotch church, which is an interesting concept for a Primitive Methodist.

Opening services took place on Sunday 14th April 1824 (which would have been a Thursday).  The preachers were Brothers Gilbert, Branfoot and West.

The account in the 1824 magazine comes from Joseph Sleightholme’s journal and tells us that the society was soon to purchase chapel from a Scotch church and gives an opening date of 4th April 1824 (which would have been a Sunday).

Is this one chapel or two? Where was this chapel or chapels and what happened to it/them? Are there transcription errors here?


Primitive Methodist magazine 1824 page 282

Primitive Methodist magazine 1825 page 214


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