Oxford Primitive Methodist chapel
I don’t know when a Primitive Methodist chapel was first opened in Oxford or where the chapel was, but there is an account in the Primitive Methodist magazine of 1846 of the re-opening of the chapel after gas had been installed. This is the account:
“Oxford.—Our chapel here has recently undergone considerable improvement, gas having been introduced, and the wood-work neatly painted and ornamented. It was re-opened on July 19th and 20th, 1846, when we were favoured with the aid of the Rev. J. Spence, M.A. (Independent) at one of the services.
An interesting public meeting was held on the 20th, after a tea meeting, and the liberality of our friends exceeded our expectation. We tender our grateful acknowledgments to J. H. Langston, Esq., M.P., by Alderman Sadler, Esq., for his donation of £5, and to other unmentioned friends for their liberal aid. George Lee.”
Primitive Methodist magazine of 1846 pages 571-572