Definition of Primitive Methodist in US English:

Primitive Methodist


  • A member of a society of Methodists which was formed in 1811 and joined the united Methodist Church in 1932.

    • ‘In England, for example, Primitive Methodists were mainly working class, Congregationalists were a cut above Baptists, while Unitarians and Quakers were predominantly the families of professional men and businessmen.’
    • ‘As early as 2 July 1882 the Primitive Methodists opened their church.’
    • ‘As a young boy he began attending the Primitive Methodist Sunday School, and at the age of 16 he became a member of the church.’
    • ‘The Primitive Methodists accounted for a further thirteen Keighley places of worship.’
    • ‘The various branches of Methodism - Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists, and Bible Christians - united in 1902, ahead of a similar union in Britain.’