Wesleyan Methodist, Roosebeck

Church picture

Photograph copyright of Barrow News, 13 August 1949.
Wesleyan Methodist church,


The church does not have a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1879 and closed in 1962 with the final recorded service on 16 December. An offer to purchase the building was received the following May.

The church was very small and the building has since been demolished, although a signpost pointing its location from the main road remained in situ for many years.

The Wesleyan Methodist church was formed in the 18th century from religous societies founded by John Wesley and his preachers. It suffered many secessions, but was the largest Nonconformist denomination in the 19th century. In 1932 the Wesleyan Methodists joined with the Primitive Methodists and the United Methodists to form the Methodist Church of Great Britain.

Church Records

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Trustees minutes and a collection of journals are held at the Cumbria Record Office, Barrow.




The church was located at OS grid reference SD2580567785 (Lat/Lon 54.100591,-3.136138). You can see this on maps provided by:

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