Grimsby Flottergate Primitive Methodist Church


Interior of Flottergate Chapel, before 1904
Englesea Brook Museum 10.04
Grimsby Flottergate Primitive Methodist chapel
1900 Primitive Methodist Conference Handbook
chapels of the Grimsby First circuit
Christian Messenger 1914/55

Flottergate Primitive Methodist Church opened on 23 May 1880, and closed on 15 November 1970. It has since been demolished. Described by William Leary as ‘the crowning glory of the Primitive Methodists’.

The 1879 Primitive Methodist magazine records  the laying of the foundation stones for a new Primitive Methodist chapel at Flottergate in the Grimsby First station. The new chapel would accommodate 1,000 people with a school room for 500, an infant schoolroom and 10 classrooms.


Primitive Methodist magazine 1879 page 637

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  • My parents, Pauline Frances Adams of Veal Street married James William Buffey of Macaulay Street, both Grimsby at Flottergate on October 16th 1950. I was born 14 June 1956 and baptised Linda Jane, my brother born 14 June 1960 was baptised Martin Andrew. We went to Sunday School and BP uniformed organisations there until the church closed in 1970 and the congregation moved to Lord Street Methodist Church, renamed Haven.

    By Linda Johnson (05/05/2020)
  • Have just found out my Great great great grandfather, Edward Harris retired to Flottergate and was a PM lay preacher/ trustee of the church when it first opened in 1880. He was also chairman of the Sunday Schools anniversary for 25 years at Tetney Lock. I would be interested if the above Katie Harris has any family connection.

    By Benniess Pettis (02/01/2020)
  • Interesting information. I recently collected an antique book from June 1901, awarded to S.W. Nurse at Flottergate pm Sunday school and thought I’d give it a search to find out more.

    By Katie Harris (10/10/2019)
  • Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln:

    Meth/C/Grimsby, Flottergate/I/7/1: Programme for Young Peoples Institute Grand Concert, 1932.

    Meth/C/Grimsby, Flottergate/H/3/1: Sunday School Teachers Meetings Minute Book, 1880-1884.

    Meth/C/Grimsby, Flottergate/J/2/1: Golden Jubilee Souvenir Booklet, 1930, 2 pages missing. Pictures of groups of people connected with Chapel & picture of exterior.

    Meth/C/Grimsby, Flottergate/F/4/1?: Caretakers List of Duties, including an engraving of the exterior of the Chapel, c.1900.

    North East Lincolnshire Archives, Grimsby has the following:

    Ref. 211160/31/1 & 2: Flottergate Primitive Sunday School. Award to Leslie Scrimshaw, bookplate, etc., June 1901, Pastor Frank Horner.

    Other documents.

    By Ray & Marie (Mr. & Mrs. Ella) (05/01/2018)

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