Swannington Primitive Methodist chapel

Main Street Swannington LE67 8QJ

Swannington Primitive Methodist chapel from the front
Christopher Hill 2016
Swannington Primitive Methodist chapel from the side
Swannington Primitive Methodist chapel date stone

Although the chapel was called Spring Lane, it actually faces onto Main Street at the junction with Spring Lane.

The chapel carries the date stone 1858. It is no longer in use as a chapel.

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  • I used to visit Fred Buckley and his wife who was a friend of my grandmother Annie Fowkes and remember the matchstick church. I too wonder where it is. My Sister was the last baby to be christened at the Primitive Methodist chapel. We sat up at the Wesleyan chapel on Whit Sunday every year. Great events.

    By Linda Christine Cooper (19/07/2020)
  • Thanks for the memories Kenneth. Let us know if you track down that model, especially if it was of Swannington chapel

    By Christopher Hill (23/03/2020)
  • In the late 30’s and 40’s ,the Superintendent of the Chapel was Mr. Fred Buckley who took all the Sunday School services. He lived in one of the houses on the left going up Station Hill. He was married and at the entrance to his house was a beautiful model of a church made from match sticks.This was such a beautiful piece of art that it must still, somewhere, be in existence.There was always great rivalry between this church and the Wesleyan church on the occasions of the annual ‘Sermons’ as I think they were known, when the children sat on a stage in the Wesleyan chapel to give their rendition of hymns ,after much practice. The two sets of children performed on two Sundays a couple of weeks apart.These services were in Spring or Summertime and the larger Wesleyan Chapel was always full for both.Lovely memories.

    By Kenneth Adcock. (22/03/2020)

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