Fenton, Whieldon Road Primitive Methodist Chapel, Stoke-on-Trent

Jubilee Chapel?

This former Primitive Methodist Chapel is now serving as a Sikh temple.

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  • We got married here in 1971, today is our 51st wedding anniversary.
    I went to the Sunday school from being very young, progressing through to the youth section. The anniversary was a highlight, also the Eistedford.
    Lots of lovely memories.

    By Jillian Abbotts nee Tams (03/04/2022)
  • This is the chapel in which my mother and I worshipped.
    It had a very active Sunday School with a superb reputation run by Mr & Mrs Blades with the help of Mrs Chapel and Mrs Evans. The “Sunday School Anniversory” was the highlight of every year with an excellent pair of morning and evening childrens choir services. We also did well in the annual Methodist “Eistedford”. I have many happy memories of Jubilee chapel and its people.

    My mother died when I was about fourteen and her funeral was held here. I was received into full membership of the Methodist Church when I was about sixteen. I tranferred my membership to Temple Street chapel when Jubilee was closed (by Rev Karl Howarth) as a result of dry rot being found in its rafters. I subsequently became a Catholic.

    By Stephen Lovatt (31/07/2017)
  • The name ‘Jubilee Chapel’ fits with the date on the stone of 1860. Many Primitive Methodist Chapels were built in 1860 and named Jubilee Chapel, including one at Tunstall. The Jubilee celebrated 50 years since 1810, which was regarded as the date when Primitive Methodism was founded.  Others later regarded the first Camp Meeting at Mow Cop in 1807 as the start of Primitive Methodism.  The Centenary of the Primitive Methodist Church was celebrated twice – once in 1907 and once in 1910, as they could not agree.  

    By Jill Barber (14/05/2016)

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