The images on this page are from a small 20 page booklet The Story of Methodism in Sheriff Hutton by Barbara Walker written in 1993. Pages 11 and 12 were provided by Susan Goodwill, Ryedale Circuit Archivist. Thanks to Mr Bernard Walker for giving permission for the extract to be included on this website.
The extract tells how Primitive Methodism came to Sheriff Hutton through the work of John Oxtoby .
Edwin Dalton, Primitive Methodist minister of some renown, becoming President of Conference, was born in Sheriff Hutton.
The booklet contains a wonderful , first hand, account of what a camp meeting in an agricultural village was like.
The chapel eventually declined and closed after the Second World War. In the late 1940s it became a grain store and was demolished in the 1960s. There is modern housing on the site in 2023