MY PRIMITIVE METHODIST ANCESTORS
My Primitive Methodist Ancestors is one of three Methodist Heritage community archives. Here you can find research, photos, stories and memories about every aspect of Primitive Methodism. Anyone can add a page. You just need to register (it is free) and there are step by step instructions on screen to how to add your words and photos.
We are hoping to collect images of all the Primitive Methodist Chapels in the world! If you spot one that is not on the site please stop and get out your camera!
Volunteers are also adding pictures and information about Primitive Methodist Ministers, Circuit Preaching Plans, family history, and in 2014 we will be adding information about Primitive Methodists in the First World War.
We now have nearly 2,000 pages on the site, and it is accessed by people all over the world. Can you help us by adding your research, photos or memories?
My Methodist History collects information about the United Methodists, and Methodist people and places from 1932 to the present day.
My Wesleyan Methodist Ancestors collects information about Methodism before 1800, and Wesleyans from 1800-1932.
METHODIST HERITAGE SITES IN BRITAIN
Wesley's Chapel, London: At the Museum of Methodism you can explore the story of Methodism from John Wesley to the present day. Next door to the chapel is John Wesley's house, one of the finest surviving small Georgian townhouses in London. As well as the museum there are regular services and events throughout the week.
The New Room, Bristol: The New Room in Bristol is the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world (originally built in 1739) and the cradle of the early Methodist movement.
Epworth Rectory, Epworth: Explore the early lives of the Wesley's in rural Lincolnshire at this beautiful grade one listed Queen Anne building.
Whilst these three sites are impressive, there are many more places of great significance to the history of Methodism throughout the country. Information on these can be found through an interactive map on the Methodist Church website.
The Primitive Methodist Connexion joined with several other groups in 1932 to form the Methodist Church of Great Britain. You can find out what is going on locally in the Methodist Church through our District website.
Primitive Methodism does still exist in other parts of the world. In 1829, several English missionaries visited America and established a mission for English immigrants. They went on to form the Primitive Methodist Church in the United States which exists to this day.