Seamer Chapel Opening, 1858

The Scarborough Circuit

Seamer, The Scarborough Circuit,

Chapel Openings, 1858

Seamer is 4-miles South of Scarborough and had a population of 1200 people. Here, Primitive Methodists only had a house to worship in but long-desired land to build a chapel – a request granted by his Lordship of Seamer. On March 1st, 1858, Mr W. M. Boreman laid down the first foundation stone which rapidly erected into a chapel of Norman architecture with a 160 person capacity. This build cost £300, with friends and members raising £136 of the total. On the opening service of Sunday, June 6th, 1858, the preachers had to swap between performing service within the chapel and open-air preaching due to the sheer size of the assembly that attended.

J. T. Shepherd

The Primitive Methodist Magazine, 1858, p. 559

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  • Further names mentioned in the opening account include:

    Lord Londesborough who made site available; preachers Rev G Mather(Wesleyan), Rev Balgarnie (Independent), Henry Fowler, Rev W Sanderson, W Breman, G Shaw, T Waumsley; teas for 250 provided by Mrs Pennock, Miss Taylor.

    By Christopher Hill (20/01/2018)

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