The Primitive Methodist Mission to North Wales


This article of about 20,000 words contains the text of a 2016 booklet which been superseded by an enlarged edition entitled Primitive Methodism in North Wales (2018, paperback, 151 pages), described in the section of this website called “My Books”.

The article traces the coming of Primitive Methodism into the old North Wales counties of Flintshire and Denbighshire from its bases in Shropshire and Cheshire. The first five chapters trace the story until 1852; the final three survey some significant later developments, and consider the ethos, or ‘feel’, of the movement.


The above picture is of Ffrwd chapel. Hugh Bourne, one of the founders of Primitive Methodism, preached in the first chapel built on the site in 1843. The chapel closed in 2018.


You can download a PDF document of this book.