Hull Selby Street Primitive Methodist mission

24 Selby St, Hull HU3 3PB

Hull Selby Street Primitive Methodist Mission
Christopher Hill September 2020
Hull Selby Street Primitive Methodist Mission
Christopher Hill September 2020
Hull Selby Street Primitive Methodist chapel

The 1882 Primitive Methodist magazine tells us that a new mission hall was opened in Selby Street in connection with the Hull Fifth circuit. Selby Street was a very poor part of the town, with the “population consisting of the lowest of the low”.

The mission was largely funded by members of Anlaby Road chapel.

On the 1920 Ordnance Survey map, a mission hall  is shown on Selby Street, by what was then Tomlinson Street. It is still there in 2020, opposite the railway line, although the area around has been completely redeveloped.

In 2020, the chapel is still witnessing and providing badly needed support services to its community.  It does make me smile that, whilst the grand showpiece chapels of Hull Primitive Methodism have disappeared, this unglamorous society still lives its much needed faith.

Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine 1882 page 253

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