Silsden Primitive Methodist chapel

The first Primitive Methodist  chapel here opened in 1821 and it was enlarged in 1846.  A new chapel was opened on April 7th 1871 when the preacher was Rev W Jones. The new chapel had a gallery all round and could hold 1,000 persons.

The church website outlines the history of the society to the present day (2019). “In 1880 a Sunday school and caretaker’s house were added, creating a much admired home for church activities. The church has continued to adapt to change and in 1974 the chapel was demolished and activities moved into the Sunday school. Sadly these buildings also became old and too expensive to maintain.

In 2007 a planning application was submitted to build a new church on the site of the original 1871 chapel. Planning permission was granted in November 2008 and construction started in October 2009. The new building, costing over £800,000 was completed in August 2010.”

Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine 1871 page 563

Silsden Methodist church website accessed 21st November 2019 at: https://silsdenmethodist.org/history/

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