Wolverhampton Park Street Primitive Methodist chapel 1833

Park Street

The 1835 Primitive Methodist magazine contains an account by J Blower, the Secretary of the Primitive Society, of the opening of a chapel in Wolverhampton. It was in the Darlaston circuit.

The opening services were held on October 27th and 28th 1833.  The Sunday services were conducted by Mr R Hill and  Rev R Roaf, an Independent Minister, and on the Monday by Mr J Hutchinson and Rev J Pool.

By the second Sunday there were 200 scholars in the Sunday school. In November 1834 Hugh Bourne visited the school and from this visit he developed a scheme of instruction which was adopted “with amazing success”.

I asked initially where this chapel was and what happened to it.  The 1865 Primitive Methodist magazine contains an account of the opening of a new chapel in Park Street, Duke Street which describes it as a replacement for a chapel opened 30 years earlier (around 1835) in Park Street.  It must be this chapel.


Primitive Methodist magazine 1835 page 112

Primitive Methodist magazine 1865 pages 179-180


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