Manchester New Islington Primitive Methodist chapel.

Manchester New Islington Primitive Methodist chapel
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1906/548

“In July, 1820, Ann Brownsword, a female travelling preacher, was stationed in Manchester, and … this woman preacher had amazing success.

In her journals there are many records of power and prosperity. “… At night the Long Room in New Islington was crowded from end to end.” “Such a moving in the Long Room! Sinners were crying for mercy on every hand. Ten souls struggled into liberty.” “In the New Islington Room we had a sin-killing, soul-saving, spirit-quickening time. Ten souls were born again. Glory be to God.”

The first Primitive Methodist chapel in Manchester was built in Jersey Street and in due time was replaced by New Islington chapel.

Where was the chapel and what happened to it?


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1906/548

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  • I went there (late 1950’s). I have looked at a street map of Manchester, and think it was on the short street, simply known as ‘New Islington’. The archives are in the Central Library, 1888-1971, so presume that is when it closed.

    By stephen oloughlin (07/05/2021)

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