Scunthorpe Centenary Primitive Methodist Chapel

The children's church
David Leese
Scunthorpe Centenary Primitive Methodist chapel
Christian Messenger 1918/168

It was built at the time of the Centenary of the Primitive Methodist Church, and opened in 1908. The main church was burnt down in the 1960’s and replaced.

The rear remains as designed and was built as a childrens’ church with a worship area – galleried on three sides with school rooms off on two floors, as can be seen in the photograph. The building was never listed.

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  • Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln:

    Ref. Meth/C/Scunthorpe, Centenary/E/3/3: Correspondence re construction of Chapel & Sunday School, including financial contribution by Sir William Pickles Hartley (Jam manufacturer), a Prominent Primitive Methodist, etc.  18 items, years 1907-1910.

    Ref. Meth/C/Scunthorpe, Centenary/E/3/4: Organ Tuning Contract, 1927.

    Ref. Meth/C/Scunthorpe. Centenary/D/3: Registration for Solemnization of Marriages, 1910.

    Ref. Meth/C/Scunthorpe, Centenary/I/4/1: Christian Endeavour Minute Book, c.1914 (first pages missing) to 1932 and later.

    Ref. Meth/C/Scunthorpe, Centenary/I/4/2: Christian Endeavour Flowers Book (very fragile) 1925-1932 and later.

    Ref. Meth/C/Scunthorpe, Centenary/E/4/1-2: Design for an Organ, Elevation and Organ Casement, 1908. +

    Ref/ Meth/C/Scunthorpe, Centenary/C/1/1: Trust Minutes Book, 1907/8-1920.

    Ref. Meth/C/Scunthorpe, Centenary/?: A Baptism Register, 1922-1932 and after.

    Ref. Meth/C/Scunthorpe, Centenary/A/1/11: Marriage Register, 1910-1917.

    Ref. Meth/C/Scunthorpe, Centenary/A/1/12: Marriage Register, 1917-1922.

    Ref. Meth/C/Scunthorpe, Centenary/1/7/3 & 4: Programmes for Handel’s Messiah.

    Ref. Meth/C/Scunthorpe, Centenary/1/7/2: Anniversary Concert: Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast, etc. 

    Ref. Meth/C/Scunthorpe, Centenary/D/1: Deeds & Title.

    Other documents.

    + the new organ was made by Hardy & Son, Stockport.




    By Raymond E.O.Ella (30/12/2017)

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