Fryup Primitive Methodist chapel

The opening of Fryup Primitive Methodist chapel in the Whitby circuit on September 29th 1865 is described by G Whitehead in the Primitive Methodist magazine. Speakers at the opening celebrations included Rev J Jobling (Thirsk), J Taylor (Whitby) and G Whitehead, and Messrs Isaac Hartas of Ravenswyke House, R Venis, J Watson, S Homer and G Hebbron.

Donors included J Hartas, R Venis, J Elliott, W Tindall, G Hebbron. R Venis gave the site – the Prims had conducted their services in his kitchen for over 40 years.

The chapel was brick built with a blue slate roof, and held 120

Where was the chapel and what happened to it?


Primitive Methodist magazine 1866 page 113-114

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  • The current OS aerial view shows nothing on the site now, but an exploration would be interesting.

    By Christopher Hill (01/04/2020)
  • I think I have found where the Chapel is. I live not far away but I haven’t checked it out at the moment.

    Fryup Primitive Methodist Chapel is named on the 1893 OS Map as Ebenezer Chapel (Primitive Methodist).
    It is near Beck Side Farm. On the 1913 OS Map the building is still there but it is unnamed.
    Ref: NZ 737 060

    By Pat Donnor (31/03/2020)
  • J Wilson of Fryup described how Ranters were mocked from other pulpits for addressing the deity in terms of familiarity, offering redemption in the terms that might be used to sell a blanket at a fair. There was talk of “the love of God as sweet as gin and treacle”.
    A man at Fryup love feast was reported to have said that when his sins were pardoned, his heart turned over in his belly.
    Ref: They Kept Faith – John Rushton Beck Isle Museum Pickering Primitive Methodist magazine 1866 page 113-114

    By Pat Donnor (31/03/2020)

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