Northwood Methodist Church, Margate Road, Ramsgate

Northwood Methodist Church
Keith Guyler, 1984
Northwood Methodist Church

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

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