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Other Methodist Churches in Burngreave

Black and white photograph of the exterior of Petre Street Methodist Church
Petre Street Methodist Church in 1974 © Picture Sheffield, Sheffield Libraries

Black and white photograph of the exterior of The Furnival church and community centre
The Furnival church and community centre on Verdon Street, 2005. © Carl Rose

Methodism was very popular in Burngreave during the late 1800s and 1900s. This was largely because the Methodist Church was seen as 'the people's church' and drew large congregations, particularly among the working classes. There were several different denominations active in Burngreave, including Wesleyan, United, Primitive and New Connexion. Each denomination built their own chapel in the area - the one on Lopham Street was a United church and Petre Street was from the Primitive school. Both were large, imposing brick buildings.

During the later part of the 1900s church congregations began to decline and change was in the air. Petre Street Church sold its premises in 1980 and used the money to build the new St Peter's Anglican /Methodist church on the site of the old All Saints Church on Lyons Street. Lopham Street Methodist Church decided to relocate to a smaller building. The Furnival pub on Verdon Street was bought and turned it into a church and community centre in 1996 and the old church was demolished and the site used for housing.