Sileby Primitive Methodist Church

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Primitive Methodist Church, Sileby
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Primitive Methodist Church, Sileby
Primitive Methodist Church, Sileby is located in Leicestershire
Primitive Methodist Church, Sileby
Primitive Methodist Church, Sileby
Location within Leicestershire
52°43′58.2″N 1°6′29.3″W / 52.732833°N 1.108139°W / 52.732833; -1.108139Coordinates: 52°43′58.2″N 1°6′29.3″W / 52.732833°N 1.108139°W / 52.732833; -1.108139
LocationSileby
CountryEngland
DenominationPrimitive Methodist
Architecture
Architect(s)James Kerridge
Groundbreaking1866
Completed12 May 1867

Sileby Primitive Methodist Church is a Methodist church in Sileby, Leicestershire.

History[edit]

The first chapel built by the Primitive Methodists was opened by 1818. This was soon outgrown and a new church was opened on King Street in 1834.

The current church was designed by the architect James Kerridge. Construction started in 1866 and the building opened for worship on 12 May 1867[1]

In 1931 the school room was built on Swan Street. In 1969, Sileby Wesleyan Methodist Church closed and the congregation joined the congregation at King Street.

The church underwent redevelopment in 2010.

Organ[edit]

A pipe organ by Hardy and Son[2] of Stockport was installed and opened on 22 February 1900 by James Dann, Assistant Organist at Peterborough Cathedral.[3] The organ is no longer present

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Opening of the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Sileby". Loughborough Monitor. England. 2 May 1867. Retrieved 12 February 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ "NPOR P00071". National Pipe Organ Register. British Institute of Organ Studies. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Opening of a new organ". Leicester Chronicle. England. 17 March 1900. Retrieved 12 February 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.