Gravesend Stone Street Primitive Methodist chapel

Stone Street Gravesend

The Primitive Methodist magazine for June 1857 contains an account  by John Vaughan of the renovation of Gravesend Stone Street Primitive Methodist chapel.  On Good Friday 1857 the annual tea meeting focussed on raising money for an intended new chapel.  Sermons were preached by TB Butcher, C Carpenter ( Wesleyan), G Mitchell, J Davies and W Wells.  ”Female friends came forward nobly with their collectings.”  Mr W Wells presented the society with a clock for the new chapel.

The Stone Street chapel had been closed for repainting and renovation.  Since then congregations increased.  


Primitive Methodist magazine June 1857 p.370


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  • The Primitive Methodist magazine for 1850 pp.745-746 describes the first opening of this chapel on August 10th and 11th, 1850. It was 40 feet long, 24 feet wide, and had an internal height of 12 feet. Fitting it up with gas, and other necessary improvements had cost £18, nearly all of which had been raised in the opening collections and donations. The society had had a number of homes since the town was first missioned in 1846, including a previous room in Stone Street, and a former salting house in Clifton Street (where they were at the time of the Religious census, and on which they had spent £20)

    By Philip Thornborow (03/09/2021)

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