Castleford Primitive Methodist chapel 1843

The first Primitive Methodist in Castleford chapel opened in 1843 in an old stone barn at the junction of what became Albion Street, Church Street and Carlton Street – where the Junction public house later stood.  It cost £150 to buy and convert. The Primitive Methodist magazine tells us that in 1849 it was enlarged by more than a third. It was re-opened on October 28th. Preachers at the opening services were G Wellbourn (Burnley), Mrs Wade (Castleford), R Robinson (Silsden) and A Worsnop.

The following tea meeting, chaired by J Harling, was addressed by Messrs Wilson, Partington, Taylor, Gill (Wesleyans),  Worsnop, Lancaster, Chappell, Atha,  Gee and Morris

The society soon outgrew the chapel and it was replaced by a substantial chapel in Bradley Street. You can read about it here.


Primitive Methodist magazine 1849 page 54

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  • Townville, suburbia Castleford :
    West Yorkshire Archive Services :
    ref. WWN223/C11/28, Townville Primitive Methodist church, various records 1912-1932, 1933-2008, to include baptisms 1920-1932, 1933-58.

    Kind regards, Ray & Marie.

    By Raymond E. O. Ella. ( Ælla ). (15/06/2022)

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