Stickney Primitive Methodist chapel

Main Rd, Stickney, Boston PE22 8AA

Stickney Primitive Methodist chapel

The first Stickney Primitive Methodist chapel in the Boston circuit was built in 1831. It was however poorly built and became dilapidated.  After one service the roof fell in. Although the society was small, the people poor and there being outstanding debt on the first chapel, they engaged Mr Andrews of Stickford to build a new chapel, which was completed in 1852.

Money was raised by all sorts of means, including begging cards. They were so successful that by the time they had finished, they owed no more than the original debt on the first chapel. Particular donations came from J Stanhope MP, Mr Eno of London and Messrs Atkinson and Homes of Stickney and Clipsham of Boston.

The congregations were much improved.

An account of the opening by John Dickenson is set out in the Primitive Methodist magazine of September 1852. It does not give a specific date.

The 1882 Primitive Methodist magazine tells us they were starting work on  a new Primitive Methodist chapel at Stickney to replace the previous smaller one. The new chapel would hold 150 and was expected to cost £200.

Stickney Primitive Methodist chapel is marked on Ordnance Survey maps until 1956. I can’t find it on Google Street View in 2017.  What happened to it?


Primitive Methodist magazine September 1852 560-561

Primitive Methodist magazine 1882 page 761


Comments about this page

  • Via local historian Martin Gosling there is a Stickney History Society/Group website with pictures of Stickney Primitive Methodist Chapel and perhaps other information not on their web.

    Kind regards,

    Ray & Marie (Mr. & Mrs.).

    By Raymond E.O.Ella (02/12/2017)
  • Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln contain the following records:

    Ref. Meth/C/Stickney, Primitive/C: Trust & Committees. First Chapel built 1831, replaced with a new one 1852, closed 1932/3. 

    Ref. Meth/C/Stickney, Primitive/C/3/1: Correspondences & Papers.

    Ref. Meth/C/Stickney, Primitive/C/3: Trust.

    Ref. ML199174: Primitive Methodist Chapel, Stickney.


    Ray & Marie (Mr. & Mrs. Ella).

    By Raymond E.O.Ella (28/11/2017)

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