Epworth Primitive Methodist Chapel Lincolnshire

The chapel was built in 1883 and was closed in about 1965. The Sunday School was added in 1909

1883 Epworth Thurlow Primitive Methodist Chapel as it was in 1991
Keith Guyler 1991
chapels of the Epworth circuit
Christian Messenger 1912/220

Epworth Chapel is now a ‘One Stop’ food shop. The Sunday School is now a tanning salon called Sun Spot and dress shop called Posh Frock. Both buildings have been sadly painted white.

Photos taken July 2012

OS Map ref:112: SE 776043

Editor’s note (CH 04/2020)

The 1884 Primitive Methodist magazine contains a note of the opening of a “neat and commodious” Primitive Methodist chapel at Epworth. The old chapel would be used as a school room.  The new chapel was expected to cost £1,000 of which they had raised £700.


Primitive Methodist magazine 1884 page 125

Comments about this page

  • Museum Services (Information C/O Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln):

    Ref. LCNLL: 1978/769. White Plate with green lines around the rim and green crest, relative to the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Epworth. Condition: good.

    By Raymond E.O.Ella (27/05/2018)
  • The first Primitive Chapel on this site was opened in May 1821 as one of the first Primitive chapels in Lincolnshire following the P.M missionaries entering Gainsborough in December 1818. W.G.Belham preached at the opening of the chapel. The second 1883 chapel was built alongside, then the first demolished to allow a schoolroom to be built in its place. John Garner, former president of the Conference on six occasions was interred within the precincts of the first chapel in 1856. The chapel was immediately adjacent to the Thurlow recreation field which was a site for open air ‘camp’ meetings.

    By Rev. David Leese (03/01/2014)

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