Bradford Dirkhill Primitive Methodist Chapel

and Rev H Pickup

Steve Wild
Dirkhill Primitive Methodist chapel Bradford
Primitive Methodist Conference Handbook 1911

Holden Pickup was a Primitive Methodist minister in the Bradford circuit from 1911-16, which gives a date for this postcard.

The chapel was in All Saints Road, and the registers date from 1882, which suggests when it was opened.  It appears to have closed about 1972.

Andrew Chapman(*) tells us:

My grandparents were married in the Primitive Methodist School Chapel, All Saints Road, Bradford in 1920.

These servants of the Lord had sterling qualities:

‘They were engaged as agents of the Barnsley circuit in missioning Halifax, where they were charged with disturbance of the peace by street preaching, and committed for trial at the Bradford Quarter Sessions. They were acquitted with a friendly warning from the magistrates “not to do it again.” They made use of their liberty by preaching the following evening in the streets of Bradford.’
thus following in the tradition of the apostles – Acts 4:3, 4:19, 5:18, 5:21, 5:29 – Peter: ‘We ought to obey God rather than men.’


(*)Andrew’s information was originally posted as a comment on this page

Comments about this page

  • I have a Theatre programme from Dirkhill Methodist Church for a pantomime – Dick Whittington and His Cat,,dated December 1954. Is there anywhere that I can donate it? My late Uncle, Kent Baker, appeared in it!

    By Susan Caulfield (04/05/2020)
  • The chapel was opened in 1882 and the architect was Thomas Howdill.  It remains in secular use.

    By Colin Dews (01/03/2018)

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