Saxilby United Methodist Free Church

34 High St, Saxilby, LN1 2HA

Saxilby United Methodist Free chapel - mistakenly identified at first as the Primitive Methodist chapel.
Keith Guyler
Saxilby United Methodist Free Church

Saxilby United Methodist Free Church was built in 1881. Before that there had been a Reform/Free chapel on the site from 1851. It is now Sazilby village hall on the corner of Sykes Lane.

The photograph of Saxilby United Methodist Free Church¬† is part of Keith Guyler’s exceptional archive of Methodist chapel photographs.¬† He labelled it as Saxilby Primitive Methodist chapel and it first appeared on the My Primitive Methodists website. Thanks to Jenny Scott for identifying it as the United Methodist Free church, which was further up the High Street.

Jenny tells us that, as well as the Primitive Methodist chapel, there was a Wesleyan chapel at the top end of the High Street, opened in 1839 as a centenary chapel, but closed in 1940 when all three denominations united and built a new chapel. This chapel has now been sold (March 2021) to the Plymouth Brethren.

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