Edwinstowe Methodist Church

The Edwinstowe Historical Society have provided the articles attached at the bottom of the page, recounting the history of Methodism in Edwinstowe, both the Primitive and Wesleyan strands.Mrs Olwen Hawkes has contributed some personal documents and photographs and  there is also an article from the Mansfield Chad, written when the church was fund-raising for an improvement scheme.


Cradle Roll Certificate-Olwen George
Sunday School prize-Olwen George
Garden Party 1960- Olwen George and her mother, extreme right
Faith Tea 1982
Presentation to Rev Eddie Smith, 1978. Also shown is Mrs Marina Smith who together with their sons James and Stephen, founded the National Holocaust Centre and Museum in Laxton, Notts. The gentleman making the presentation is Mr Douglas Anthony, church organist.
Edwinstowe Primitive Methodist Chapel
Edwinstowe Wesleyan Methodist Chapel


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  • How lovely to read about your memories, Sally. I am currently trying to fill in a few gaps in my family history and came across this site, which is proving very helpful and interesting. During the ninteenth / early twentieth centuries a Whitworth ancestor of mine was, I believe, a lay preacher at Ompton Methodist Chapel. I think it may have been Arthur Whitworth but I’m not sure. My Smith family of Norfolk also had strong connections with the Methodist Church and attended the chapel in Pot Row, Grimston. Another of their relatives, by the name of Claxton, held a meeting at his house in Wolferton.

    By Heather Wilkinson (15/01/2020)
  • How fascinated I was to see the pictures and articles on Edwinstowe Methodist Church. I attended this church with my mum and dad and I became a member and was married to my first husband at this chapel. The most interesting fact though is that my dad was a cabinet maker and he made the pulpit, communion table, christening font and the cross. His name was William Tippping. One day I will journey back to Edwinstowe and have a trip down memory lane. 

    By Mrs Sally Sargeant (18/02/2018)

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