Cleethorpes Primitive Methodist chapel

St Peter's Avenue Cleethorpes DN35 8QB

former Primitive Methodist chapel
Primitive Methodist Conference Handbook 1899

The current St Andrews Methodist church in Cleethorpes occupies the same site as the previous Primitive Methodist chapels.

The first chapel was built in 1857; it was replaced by a new chapel in 1877. This chapel was replaced by St Andrews in 1979.

Hugh Campbell writes in the 1858 Primitive Methodist magazine that Cleethorpes was first missioned in 1845 or 46 and a small house built for worship in 1849. In 1857 it was replaced by a chapel measuring 45′ x 34′, with a large schoolroom and two vestries. It cost £600 towards which JO Chapman of Cleethorpes gave an outstanding £50.

It was opened on December 20th 1857. Opening preachers included Rev G Lamb of London, Rev W Clarkson (Wesleyan), Rev J Dawson, Rev G Austin and Rev R Smart (Baptist).

The 1877 Primitive Methodist magazine contains a note of the opening of the second Primitive Methodist chapel. It tells us nothing more.


Primitive Methodist magazine March 1858 pp.181-182

Primitive Methodist magazine 1877 page 569


Comments about this page

  • What happened to the stone with the names around the chapel facing St Peter’s Ave and Mill Road Cleethorpes St Andrews 1857 to 1979? My great Grandfathers name was on these stones, Samuel Robinson

  • Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln:

    WW1 Memorial Stained Glass Window, Mill Rd., PM Chapel, Cleethorpes: “The Crown of Life” window. 

    Reinstalled in the replacement Chapel built in 1979.

    By Ray & Marie (Mr. & Mrs. Ella) (11/05/2018)
  • Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln:

    Ref. Meth/C/Cleethopes, PM Chapel, Mill Road (Mill Road, corner of St.Peter’s Avenue): Various records. 

    First PM Chapel built on Cambridge Street 1848, Sunday School added 1850. New PM Chapel 1857, Mill Rd., corner of St.Peter’s Avenue, replaced 1877.

    By Ray & Marie (Mr. & Mrs. Ella) (09/05/2018)

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