Lichfield George Street Primitive Methodist chapel

Frank Halfpenny Hall, George Lane, Lichfield, WS13 6DX

Lichfield George Lane Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 2000
Photograph dated 2012 - note addition of railings to the wall.
Anthea Hockney
Photograph dated 2012
Anthea Hockney

Victoria County History for Staffordshire tells us the following:
In 1836 the Darlaston and Birmingham circuits provided two missionaries for the Lichfield area, and a chapel was opened in George Lane in 1848.  The attendance there on Census Sunday 1851 was 23 in the afternoon and 57 in the evening; no morning service was held that day, but it was stated that normally there was an attendance of 60, with 51 Sunday school children. The chapel was closed in 1934 and reopened the following year as a Salvation Army hall. 

There is an account of the opening  by John Graham in the Primitive Methodist magazine with further detail. The opening services started on January 2nd 1848. The chapel accommodated 130 people and it was later used by the Labour party.

In September 2014 it is shown on Google Street View as a playgroup.  It has been known as Frank Halfpenny Hall.


Victoria County History for Staffordshire accessed February 1st 2015

Primitive Methodist magazine o f March 1848 (page 181)


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  • Frank Halfpenny was a City Councillor
    The Labour party bought the premises in 1958.
    A Centenary History of Lichfield Methodist Church 1892 – 1992 has been published and can be found at under the headings – Our Churches – Lichfield – LMC Heritage.

    By anthea hockney (06/01/2020)

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