Ashbourne's Chapels and Ministers

The current church on Church Street was opened in 1880/81 as a Wesleyan Methodist Church.

Prior to that there was a Primitive Methodist Chapel (pictured) in Birch's Woodyard Compton built around 1820, seating 700.

There was also a Primitive Methodist Chapel in Dove House Green built in 1862 and then Beulah Chapel on Station Street built in 1894, which closed in 1965 and the two congregations joined, initially with two ministers.

 

List of Ministers (taken from the Baptismal role of the Wesleyan Chapel)

Name
dates
Name
dates
Name
dates
J Pearce
1837 - 1838
Thomas Bate
1883 - 1885
? Simpson (Shrimpton?)
1942 - 1944
William Elton
1838 - 1841
William B Crouch
1885 - 1888
Gordon Moody
1944 - 1945
W B Thornloe
1841 - 1843
Andrew Baxter
1888 - 1891
G H Lester
1945 - 1949
Hy Dean
1843 - 1844
J Bunting
1891 - 1894
Edward Hadfield
1949 - 1953
W Tarr
1844 - 1847
George German Brown
1894 - 1896
Douglas V Godfrey
1953 - 1958
Thomas Alexander Raynor
1847 - 1848
Alfred Herbert Hopper
1896 - 1899
John H Barker
1958 - 1963
Thomas Armson
1848 - 1849
Thomas Barr
1899 - 1902
Philip du Feu
1963 - 1968
William Exton
1849 - 1850
John Penberthy White
1902 - 1905
(2) Eddie Smith
1968 -1970
Richard Sergeant
1850 - 1853
Joseph Kewley
1905 - 1908
J Bailey Chapman
1968 -1977
Frederick Slight
1853 - 1856
Samuel Shrimpton
1908 - 1911
(2) Graham Fawcett
?
Caleb Foster
1856 - 1857
Frederick Willington Gostick
1911 - 1914
John Penna
1977 - 1982
Roger Moore
1857 - 1859
H J Atkinson
1914 - 1918
Peter Evan
1982 - 1988
Jonathon Dent
1859 - 1862
James Foster
1918 - 1918
John Perkins
1988 - 1996
Samuel Cooke
1862 - 1863
J Clifford Mitchell
1918 - 1919
Harry Jones
1996 - 2002
James Godden
1863 - 1866
Francis Godson
1919 - 1920
Chris T Eddy
2002 - 2007
Richard Harding
1866 - 1867
William E Holburn
1920 - 1921
Tim Morris
2007 -
John Hooton
1867 - 1868
(2) R T Edwards
1920 - 1921
 
 
J Page
1868 - 1871
Edward Homer Wetherill
1921 - 1925
 
 
(2)Thomas Orton
1869 -1870
P J Robertson
1925 - 1928
 
 
James McTurk
1871 - 1874
C Forshaw Atherton
1928 - 1931
 
 
Alfred Kent
1874 - 1877
F Johnson Howden
1931 - 1935
 
 
George Swidenbank
1877 - 1880
W Harold Lowther
1935 - 1938
 
 
Buckley Yates
1880 -1883
C Carlyon
1938 - 1942
 
 
(2)J W Burroughs
1882 -1883
(2) J H Gregory
1942
 
 

 

Ministers at the Primitive Methodist Chapel

Thomas Orton
1869
R T Edwards
1920
J W Burroughs
1882
John Holmes 1923
John Cope
1889
 
 
Thomas Randall
1890
George Bloomhead
1933
John Redhead
1893
Albert Pattie
1936
Isaac Barnsley
1898
Christopher Thompson
1937
Shadrack Evans
1904
? West
1942
George Meachin
1907
Bill Martin
1947
John Gunson
1911
Arthur Harris
1952
John Upright
1913
Douglas Ford
1963
 
 
Eddie Smith
1968
R T Edwards
1920
Graham Fawcett
1970

 


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