This is a list of chapels that had been registered by 1867. Remember that registration was not compulsory.
All three of the denominations who merged to form the United Methodist Church in 1907 had places of worship in Kent 50 years earlier.
The Bible Christians were strong in the rural South-East of the county, but also around the naval bases of the Medway, as can be seen in the first map. They also had chapels on the edge of London. A further eight Bible Christian chapels existed at this time, but had not been registered. They were in the south-east and near the Medway.
The United Methodist Free Churches are shown on the second map. They were also concentrated in three areas: suburban South-East London, around Sevenoaks, and they had two chapels in the Medway towns.
The only Methodist New Connexion chapel was in Deptford. This is shown in yellow on the second map.
Unless otherwise stated each of these places of worship is described as a chapel.
The numbers on the list relate to places, and match those on the map. The base map is provided under this licence
Use the search box to find out more about a chapel.
|Benenden||A building in the occupation of Thomas Baker||BC||1||Cranbrook|
|Birds Isle, Ebenezer||BC||2||Tenterden|
|Chatham, Union Street||BC||3||Medway|
|East Rainham, Providence||BC||4||Milton|
|Eltham, Elizabeth Terrace||BC||6||Lewisham|
|Faversham, Abbey Place||BC||7||Faversham|
|Forest Hill, West Kent Park, Park Road||BC||8||Lewisham|
|Gillingham, Gad’s Hill, Zion||BC||9||Medway|
|Gillingham, New Brompton, Park Street, Bethesda||BC||10||Medway|
|Marine Town, Ebenezer||BC||11||Sheppey|
|Rolvenden, Mount Olive||BC||12||Tenterden|
|Sittingbourne, Snips Hill, Ebenezer||BC||13||Milton|
|Woolwich, Upper Market Street, Zion||BC||17||Greenwich|
|Chelsfield||A Methodist meeting room||Methodist Free Churches||19||Bromley|
|Chipsted, Chevening||Preaching house||Free Methodists||20||Sevenoaks|
|Dunton Green, Otford||Sunday Schoolroom||Wesl. Reformers||21||Sevenoaks|
|Goathurst Common||Free Methodists||22||Sevenoaks|
|Knockholt||Methodist Free Churches||23||Bromley|
|Rochester, Cross Street||[New Brompton]||Reform Wesleyan Free Church||25||Medway|
|Rochester, Star Hill||UMFC||26||Medway|
|Sydenham, Wells Road||UMFC||27||Lewisham|
|Woolwich, Beresford Street||UMFC||29||Greenwich|
|Woolwich, Joseph Street||UMFC||30||Greenwich|
|Deptford, Victoria Road||MNC||31||Greenwich|