A List of Primitive Methodist Periodicals

Aldersgate Magazine
(1899-1932) monthly; see: Primitive Methodist Magazine

Alexandrian
magazine of Hartley College (1898-?); continued as The Hartleian (1926-?); continued as The Stag (before 1938? – 1972)

Child’s Friend
Monthly (1865-1916)

Christian Ambassador
(1854-1878) irregular 1854-62, then quarterly; see: Primitive Methodist Quarterly Review

Christian Messenger
Monthly (1865-1932)

Christian Social Witness
from the Primitive Methodist Christian Social Union (Jan 1922-?)

Hartleian
(1926-?); see Alexandrian

Holborn Review
(1910-1932) quarterly; see: Primitive Methodist Quarterly Review

Joyful Tidings
(1892-1903); from 1897 subtitled ‘& P S A Messenger’

Juvenile and Bible Class Magazine
(1871-72) monthly; see: Primitive Methodist Children’s Magazine

Juvenile Magazine
(1873-1900) monthly; see Primitive Methodist Children’s Magazine

Methodist Leader
(1926-1932) weekly; see: Primitive Methodist

Morning
(1901-32) monthly; see: Primitive Methodist Children’s Magazine

Primitive Methodist
weekly (1868-1905); continued as Primitive Methodist Leader (1905-1925); continued as Methodist Leader (1926-1932)

Primitive Methodist Advocate
weekly (14 Jan-31 Mar 1870)

Primitive Methodist Children’s Magazine
monthly (1824-1851); continued as Primitive Methodist Juvenile Magazine (1852-1870); continued as The Juvenile and Bible Class Magazine (1871-1872); continued as Juvenile Magazine (1873-1900); continued as Morning (1901-1932); succeeded by Morning and Springtime (1933-36)

Primitive Methodist Juvenile Magazine
(1852-1870); see Primitive Methodist Children’s Magazine

Primitive Methodist Leader
(1905-1925) weekly; see: Primitive Methodist

Primitive Methodist Magazine
‘A Methodist Magazine … conducted by the Society of People called Primitive Methodists’ (April and June 1818); ‘A Methodist Magazine … conducted by the camp meeting Methodists’, Leicester (1819-1820); continued as Primitive Methodist Magazine (1820-1898); continued as The Aldersgate Primitive Methodist Magazine (1899-1932); monthly

Primitive Methodist Minutes of Conference
annual (1819-1932); from 1916 entitled PM Yearbook etc.

Primitive Methodist Preacher’s Magazine
(1827-1831) quarterly or irregular

Primitive Methodist Quarterly Review
quarterly (1879-1909); began as Christian Ambassador (1854-1878); continued as Holborn Review (1910-1932); amalgamated with London Quarterly Review [Wesleyan] to form London Quarterly and Holborn Review (1932-1968)

Primitive Methodist Standard
(1853-54); edited by Thomas Church; published by John Wombell; not approved by Primitive Methodist Bookroom

Primitive Methodist Sunday School Magazine
(1914-1928); see: Teachers’ Assistant

Primitive Methodist Times
weekly (14 Feb-21 Mar 1878), London

Primitive Methodist World
‘Primitive Methodist World, Sunday School Worker and Gospel Temperance Record’ (1883-2 Jan 1890); continued as Primitive Methodist World and Sunday School Worker (9 Jan 1890-31 Dec 1908); incorporated in Primitive Methodist Leader

Springtime and Christian Endeavourer
monthly (1886-1932); succeeded by Morning and Springtime (1933-36)

Sunday School Journal
(1896-1907); see Teacher’s Assistant

Teacher and Preacher
(1908-1913); see Teacher’s Assistant

Teacher’s Assistant
monthly;  ‘Teacher’s Assistant and Bible Class Magazine’ (1873-1895); retitled ‘The Sunday School Record and Teacher’s Assistant’ (1877 only); continued as ‘Sunday School Journal and Teacher’s Magazine (1896-1907); continued as Teacher and Preacher: a Journal for Sunday School Teachers and Local Preachers (1908-1913); continued as Primitive Methodist Sunday School Magazine (1914-1928); continued as Teachers’ Magazine (1929-1932); succeeded by The Methodist Teachers’ Magazine

Teachers’ Magazine
(1929-32) monthly; see: Teacher’s Assistant

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  • Many of these are in the Library at Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum. There is an extensive collection at the John Rylands Library, Manchester. 

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