The Primitive Methodist Church, also referred to as 'Prims', existed in the United Kingdom within the Methodist tradition, but was formed only in 1807. The Church was established in a spirit of revivalism by its leaders, the Wesleyan Methodists Hugh Bourne (1772–1852) and William Clowes (1780–1851). This programme commemorates the centenary of the Church in 1907.
In the UK, the 'Prims' merged with the Wesleyan branch of the Methodist Church and the Wesleyan New Connexion in 1932. In the US the denomination, although small, still exists.
See also the Society Rules booklet 2003/9255 in the Online Collection.