Booth Town Primitive Methodist chapel

a story of theft, sinning trustee, slander and generosity

Booth Town Primitive Methodist chapel in the Halifax circuit was the eighth chapel to be built in the area in two years. It was not straightforward:  someone walked off with £20 from the funds raised; one of trustees was a noted sinner; there was slander.  However, in the end the money then came from a young man who had just inherited a fortune. The story is outlined by J Simpson in the Primitive Methodist magazine.

John Sutcliffe laid the foundation stone. Preachers included  Messrs Parrott, Dodgson, and J Simpson: fundraisers included Mrs Sutcliffe and Mrs Hartley.

Where was the chapel and what happened to it? And what is the detail of the story!!


Primitive Methodist magazine July 1866 435-436


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