Apperknowle Primitive Methodist Church

Photo:Apperknowle Primitive Methodist chapel 2014

Apperknowle Primitive Methodist chapel 2014

Christopher Hill

Photo:Apperknowle Primitive Methodist chapel

Apperknowle Primitive Methodist chapel

Keith Guyler 1994

High Street, Apperknowle, Sheffield S18 4BD

High Street, Apperknowle, Derbyshire S18 4BD

By Christopher Hill

Apperknowle Primitive Methodist chapel was opened in 1879 and is still open today, the only church in the village.  Primitive Methodist chapels elsewhere in the parish of Dronfield and in neighbouring Unstone have closed.  It is possibly the chapel with the best views in the English midlands from its front door.

This page was added by Christopher Hill on 14/05/2014.
Comments about this page

My grandmother attended this chapel and I do actually remember going to it on one of my visits to my cousins who lived in Quarry Road.

Is there anyway I can access any photos of the people who attended the chapel and/or records of same.

I have a photo of my grandmother during some sort of celebration - do not have it to hand at present but thing it may be Christmas - is there somewhere I can send it to if you are interested. I also think I have a book that was presented to my grandmother but it may be a school prize, again not to hand at present but will look up when I get back home.


Dorothy Walker

PS My grandmother was Annie BROOKFIELD and her father was Frederick Thomas, mother Hannah nee SMITH and they moved to Apperknowle from Sheffield about 1900. All children after my grandmother b 1899 were born there and my uncle lived there until comparatively recent - again can let you know if you want. He is the one who converted the two cottages into a single dwelling. All my grandfather's ancestors were born in either Apperknowle or Coal Aston area. 

By Dorothy Walker
On 29/11/2015


Thanks for your comment on this page. We would be delighted to receive any photographs you have that could be aded to this page. If you can scan them and send them in jpg format to the e-mail address of Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum, we will be able to upload them.

Regarding records from the chapel, if they still exist they should be lodged in the county archive. The type of record you might find would be trustee's meeting minutes and Sunday school records. Baptismal records may be held in the name of the chapel or in the records of the Primitive Methodist Circuit.

By Geoff Dickinson
On 30/11/2015

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