Halifax Queen's Road Primitive Methodist chapel

Lemon Street, Halifax HX1 4LJ

former Queens Road Primitive Methodist chapel in Halifax
Susan Harris October 11th 2021
former Queens Road Primitive Methodist chapel in Halifax after the Ukrainian fellowship moved out.
Susan Harris October 11th 2021
Halifax Queen's Road Primitive Methodist chapel

The chapel in Queen’s Road replaced the earlier chapel in Gibbet Street. The memorial stones were laid in 1890 and the new premises were to include chapel, school, lecture room, classrooms, infant classroom, and other facilities.  As a major undertaking it was expected to cost around £6,000 including the cost of land, of which they had raised £4,000 by the memorial stone laying. They could also raise a bit more by selling part of the site they did not need for the new chapel.

In the end  the total cost was £6,325 of which they had raised £4,540 by the opening. The new chapel accommodated 500 and the Sunday school premises held 600 scholars.

The 1914 Ordnance Survey map shows a large Primitive Methodist chapel on the northern side of the junction of Queen’s Road with Lemon Street.  An even larger Sunday school is shown to the rear, on Lemon Street itself.

On Street View in 2018, both the chapel and the School accommodation still stand, although in neglected condition. Earlier Street View shows it in use as a Ukrainian Catholic church.

Thanks to Susan Harris for an update in 2021:

Two of my great uncles, Crossley and Alfred Sutcliffe were Primitive Methodist Ministers and  I did the write up for Crossley Sutcliffe on your site.   My grandmother’s family on my mother’s side attended the church in the early 1900s.  My mother married a Ukrainian and the Ukrainian community bought the church.   They were very proud of it and looked after it well.   But circumstances forced them to sell the church just over three years ago as they could no longer afford to run it.   In 2021 it is in a state of neglect and the building does not appear to be used.   The car park at the side is being used as some car repair area and the whole place is run down, unfortunately.”


Primitive Methodist magazine October 1890 page 635.

Primitive Methodist magazine October 1891 page 636.

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