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Leece United Methodist Free Church

United Methodist Free Church,


The church does not have a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1881 and closed in 1912.

The picture on the right is Leece Tarn from a postcard dated 1904. The former Methodist church, taken down in the late 1920s, is the building on the extreme right. The enclosure in the centre used to form allotment gardens and a drying ground for the neighbouring cottages. The tarn itself has since been reduced in size.

In 1907 the United Methodist Free Church merged with the Methodist New Connexion and the Bible Christians to form the United Methodist Church.

In 1932 the United Methodists joined with the Wesleyan Methodists and the Primitive Methodists to form the Methodist Church of Great Britain.

Church Records

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The Cumbria Record Office, Barrow hold:

  • Baptisms 1882-1912

This site provides historical information about churches, other places of worship and cemeteries. It has no connection with the churches themselves.


The church is located at OS grid reference SD2445069477 (Lat/Lon 54.115598,-3.157278). You can see this on maps provided by: