This page shows information that complements the account of Primitive Methodism in Higher Ardwick given in the Christian Messenger of 1901. That account relates to the establishment of the church in Ogden Street in 1850, just in time for the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious worship
The return from the Primitive Methodist chapel in Ogden Street: to the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious worship comments that “We consider the congregation as not being fully established on account of the recent opening of the chapel and the commencement of the School. Our prospects are ch? ” . That said, the building held 333 people and on Census Sunday 52 worshippers attended the morning service and 110 in the evening. 73 scholars attended in the morning of Census Sunday and 40 in the evening.
The return was completed by William Howcroft, the minister, of 62 Every Street.
The 1877 Primitive Methodist magazine records (but tells us nothing more about) the laying of the apex stones for a new Primitive Methodist chapel in Manchester Fourth circuit and Ardwick. You can read the what happened next here.
Primitive Methodist magazine 1877 page 755