• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Primitive-Methodists a religious body founded in 1810, whose beliefs are the same as those of other Methodists, but whose working arrangements are nearly Presbyterian
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. primitivus, an extension of primus.


In literature:

We belonged to the congregation of the Primitive Methodists.
"Man and Wife" by Wilkie Collins
There is more in the sound than in the name of primitive Methodists.
"Our Churches and Chapels" by Atticus
The next were the Primitive Methodists of Tunstall and Bilston.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
There is a Primitive Methodist chapel with school attached in Dalling Road near by.
"Hammersmith, Fulham and Putney" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
Mr. Johnson, superintendent of the South Shields Circuit among the Primitive Methodists.
"Real Ghost Stories" by William T. Stead
In the north of Seymour Place is a small Primitive Methodist chapel, erected in 1875.
"Hampstead and Marylebone" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
The Primitive Methodists have also a chapel.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
In 1866 appeared a religious novel written by a Primitive Methodist preacher of this town, and published by Elliot Stock, London.
"The Annals of Willenhall" by Frederick William Hackwood
You might fancy as you enter that you had made a mistake, and got amongst the Primitive Methodists.
"The Religious Life of London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
In the same week I attended a Primitive Methodist conference at Ipswich and read a paper on Sunday-schools in the villages.
"From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography" by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.