Rippingale Primitive Methodist chapel

Station Street Rippingale PE10 0TA

Rippingale Primitive Methodist chapel | Keith Guyler 1997
Rippingale Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1997
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The Primitive Methodist society in Rippingale dates from 1820. Rippingale Primitive Methodist chapel at the junction of Station Street and East Street dates from 1855.

After closure – date unknown but before 1984 – the chapel became a doctor’s surgery. This closed in March 2013.

Thanks to contributors for the comments below which sort out an inaccuracy on this page over the  chapel closing date.  RIppingale retained its Methodist Church until 2005 – but in the former Wesleyan building further west along Station Street, at the junction with the Dovecot.

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  • Thanks for your comment Chris. I’ve been back to early Ordnance Survey maps and they show two Methodist chapels on Station Street (formerly Water Street) – the Primitive Methodist one in Keith Guyler’s picture and a Wesleyan one at the junction with The Dovecot. The Prim chapel is marked on the 1888 and 1904 maps; on the 1982 map it is labelled Surgery. The Wesleyan chapel is shown in three different locations in the three maps, the last one being labelled Methodist Church. This is clearly the building that held the last services rather than the Prim chapel.
    I’ve amended the page to reflect this.

    By Christopher Hill (26/06/2020)
  • The photo is of the doctor’s surgery. The Methodist chapel was further along Station Street and closer to the village. It was at the junction off Station Street into The Dovecote estate.
    The site of the chapel now has two large detached hoses on it.

    By Chris Petz (25/06/2020)
  • Thanks David.  I’m not sure where the 1905 came from and have now amended it to 2005.

    By Christopher Hill (24/05/2017)
  • Additional information, having spoken to the local preacher who led the final service I am informed the final service was January 11th 2004, with Hebrews 13, verse 8 as the text for the address. The chapel has since been demolished and replaced by housing.

    By David Leese (23/05/2017)
  • Can I point out what I think is a typo as the chapel was open into the 21st century, as part of the Bourne Methodist circuit – so suggest date of closure should be 2005 not 1905.

    By David Leese (22/05/2017)

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