Southport (Marshside Road) Primitive Methodist Chapel Lancashire
This chapel was built in 1876
In 1827 James Kellett, a Primitive Methodist preached on a green in Knob Hall Lane and in 1832 Marshside appears in the Primitive Methodist Circuit. A small chapel was built and in 2015 a florist’s shop stands on the site. It was not until 1878 that the large brick built chapel was opened at a cost of £1864 accommodating 700 people. Unbelievably it was extended further in 1896.
It has always been known as the ‘Fisherman’s Chapel’ because the shrimpers agreed to double their working hours in order to provide extra money for the building fund.
Camp meetings were part of the life of this chapel and the society also held meetings in the Rechabite Hall in Shellfield Road’
In June 2015 the church is still open for worship and has a thriving Pre-School Playgroup meeting in the buildings at the back.
‘Dissenters of Every Description’ – The extraordinary story of Southport’s non-conformist churches -by Geoffrey Ellis
Photos taken June 2015
OS Map Ref:108:SD362190