Methodist Church Buildings

Statistical Returns, including seating accommodation, as at July 1st 1940

The documents which you can download below are taken from a report published by the Department for Chapel Affairs in 1947, following a resolution passed by The Methodist Conference in 1940.

It is a comprehensive list of all Methodist buildings as at 1st July 1940 and includes an indication of the character of the structure, the sort of seating and the extent of the buildings.

It will also tell you the previous association of each building before Methodist Union in 1932 (ie whether it was Wesleyan, Primitive or United Methodist).

Individual buildings are listed under their Circuit title, and the list is in Circuit number order (which automatically groups the Circuits in their appropriate Districts).

The index at the end lists the Circuits in alphabetical order and gives you the Circuit’s number so that you can locate it in the main listing.

There is not an index of individual Churches.


Comments about this page

  • Thank you for taking the time to scan this document in.
    It is a very handy snapshot of churches at a specific time with very useful information.
    It’s so hard to work out all the different branches of Methodism, so this really helps.
    As a new circuit archivist I am on a steep learning curve!

    By Julie Compton (05/02/2024)

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