Aston Abbotts Primitive Methodist Church
With its Roll of Honour
The Primitive Methodist magazine for December 1842 contains an account by Samuel Turner of the opening of a Primitive Methodist chapel in Aston Abbots.
“This chapel had been occupied by Independents for several years. But on the 3rd of November, 1839, it was opened for the use of our society and congregation in that place, by Mr. Thomas Quarterman; and a very gracious influence attended the word. Since its opening the congregation has been good, and the society more than doubled.” (transcribed by David Tonks)
The first chapel was built in 1842. The return for the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship, completed by William Higgs (preacher) records that 112 people attended the afternoon service and 172 the evening one.
You can see a picture of the 2nd chapel here.
The second chapel has now closed and the Roll of Honour is in the Parish Church.
Primitive Methodist Magazine, 1842 Page 453