Kent

United Methodist places of worship registered before 1867

Kent - Bible Christian chapels regsitered by 1867
This work incorporates historical material provided by the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth through their web site A Vision of Britain through Time (https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/).
Kent - United Methodist Free Churches and Methodist New Connexion chapels registered by 1867.
This work incorporates historical material provided by the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth through their web site A Vision of Britain through Time (https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/).

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.

ChapelNotesDenomRegistration District
BenendenA building in the occupation of Thomas BakerBC1Cranbrook
Birds Isle, EbenezerBC2Tenterden
Chatham, Union StreetBC3Medway
East Rainham, ProvidenceBC4Milton
Elham, EbenezerBC5Elham
Eltham, Elizabeth TerraceBC6Lewisham
Faversham, Abbey PlaceBC7Faversham
Forest Hill, West Kent Park, Park RoadBC8Lewisham
Gillingham, Gad’s Hill, ZionBC9Medway
Gillingham, New Brompton, Park Street, BethesdaBC10Medway
Marine Town, EbenezerBC11Sheppey
Rolvenden, Mount OliveBC12Tenterden
Sittingbourne, Snips Hill, EbenezerBC13Milton
Stouting CommonBC14Elham
Swingfield MinnisBC15Elham
Woodchurch, ZionBC16Tenterden
Woolwich, Upper Market Street, ZionBC17Greenwich
BrastedPreaching-roomFree Methodists18Sevenoaks
ChelsfieldA Methodist meeting roomMethodist Free Churches19Bromley
Chipsted, CheveningPreaching houseFree Methodists20Sevenoaks
Dunton Green, OtfordSunday SchoolroomWesl. Reformers21Sevenoaks
Goathurst CommonFree Methodists22Sevenoaks
KnockholtMethodist Free Churches23Bromley
Leigh, EbenezerUMFC24Sevenoaks
Rochester, Cross Street[New Brompton]Reform Wesleyan Free Church25Medway
Rochester, Star HillUMFC26Medway
Sydenham, Wells RoadUMFC27Lewisham
WesterhamPreaching-roomFree Methodists28Sevenoaks
Woolwich, Beresford StreetUMFC29Greenwich
Woolwich, Joseph StreetUMFC30Greenwich
Deptford, Victoria RoadMNC31Greenwich

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