Northwood Chapel was built on Margate Road for the Wesleyan Methodists in 1931 but, of course, soon became a Methodist church.
The 1940 accommodation returns state that the chapel seated 175. By 1970, this figure had been reduced to 100, but we are told that there was also a schoolroom, with three classrooms, which could seat 286.
Philip Thornborow remembers that his father often preached here, and that rather than an organ, they used a harmonium.
The church closed in 1988, and the congregation joined the one in Hardres Street United Church
Margaret Gee added a comment when this page was on My Primitive Methodists:-
“The Chapel became the Thanet and District Reform Synagogue . It still looks much the same from the outside, but there are plans to modernise the building.
I was part of the Sunday school from 1960 until 1972″
Statistical returns … as at July 1st 1940. Manchester: Methodist Church, Department of Chapel Affairs, 1947
Statistical returns Part 1, 1972. Manchester: Methodist Church, Department of Chapel Affairs, 1972