Sarre Primitive Methodist chapel


Sarre Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1989

The notes with Keith Guyler’s picture of Primitive Methodist chapel at Sarre, west of Ramsgate, say it was was opened around 1890.  It was closed in 1966 and converted into a dwelling in 1977.

The Primitive Methodist magazine for February 1872 contains an account of the opening of Sarre Primitive Methodist chapel – with a date twenty years earlier, so probably the preceding chapel

W Dinnick tells us that the chapel was the first chapel or church of any denomination in the village for more than 500 years.

The opening took place on December 14th 1871. Preachers at the services and celebratory tea included Revs T Dinnick (of Ashford), J Tonkin, J Sharp, W Dinnick and Mr Matcham.

The new chapel measured 22′ x 32′ and cost £240. It was one of 6 new chapels with 100 members and property valued at £3,500. opened in the 2 years nine months since the area was first missioned.  Sarre chapel opened with 13 members.


Primitive Methodist magazine February 1872 page 122

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  • I’ve added detail of an earlier chapel from an account in the Primitive Methodist magazine.

    By Christopher Hill (14/02/2019)

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