Pudsey Robin Lane Primitive Methodist Chapel, West Riding

The Chapel is still open and active in Pudsey

The building of the Chapel was started in 1900. One foundation stone laid by Mr. Jonathan Coates on behalf of the Sunday School has the date of 7th April 1900. After the stone laying ceremony Mr Coates was presented with a silver ‘bricklayers trowel’. The Chapel was opened for worship in 1901 at the cost of ¬£6,000+ during the ministry of Rev’d. W.R. Wilkinson (1871-1953). When opened it had seating for 600 persons and accommodation for 400 scholars. By the 1970s the church seating had been reduced to 467 persons, but the seating for the scholars had risen to 465. It was described (in the 1900s) as an excellent example of church architecture. As stated above the Chapel is still open for worship and is called St Andrews Methodist Church.

The Chapel was part of the Pudsey and Stanningway Circuit which was the subject of an article in the Christian Messenger in 1916.

Photos taken February 2020

OS Map Ref: 104:SE224333

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  • The 1901 Primitive Methodist magazine (page 952) tells us that the Middlesbrough Circuit needed four new chapels, but was held back by debt on the old ones. However, “a splendid nw property has been erected at Pudsey near Leeds. There were fairly good schools associated with the old place, but the chapel was old-fashioned a very inconvenient. The new chapel and schools are a very handsome suite of premises in the Gothic style of architecture, built of stone and occupying one of the best sites in the town.”

    By Christopher Hill (23/01/2022)
  • David
    Pudsey St Andrews may well be interested in the pamphlet you have. I suggest you contact them at
    info@standrewspudsey.co.uk If they are not interested then I am sure Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum would be. engleseabrookproject@outlook.com

    By Elaine M Pearce (22/04/2020)
  • I have in my possession a small booklet ‘Pudsey Robin Lane Methodist Bazaar Souvenir 1939’ containing quotations from various sources published by various church members. Could it be of interest to the church ?

    By David Allen (13/04/2020)

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