Primitive Methodism in Calderdale

Primitive Methodism evolved in Staffordshire around 1810.

In 1821, a group of Primitive Methodists in Barnsley sent missionaries – including Rev Jeremiah Gilbert & Rev Thomas Halliday – to the Halifax district.

They arrived at Kew Hill, near Blackley, where they built a small chapel.

Later they preached at the well at Lindwell.

Over 10,000 people attended a gathering on Greetland Moor.

A Primitive Methodist Society was formed and Lindwell Primitive Methodist Chapel was built by the Society

Other local Primitive Methodist Chapels include

See Abraham Crossley, Rev John Simpson and Wesleyan Methodism

© Malcolm Bull 2022
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