Albion, Ashton under Lyne - Congregational

Church picture

Stamford Street,
Ashton under Lyne


The church has/had a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1815 where an old room in Crickets Lane was used for worship. In April 1817 a Refuge Chapel was opened on Penny Meadow and the following year Jonathan Sutcliffe commenced his ministry lasting 33 years. Four years later a Sunday School was added which by 1863 was replaced by a new building on Penny Meadow.

The Refuge Chapel became too small for its increased parishioners and in 1834 purchased a number of nearby cottages which, when rebuilt was named Albion Chapel.

By 1889 the Albion Chapel on Penny Meadow again became too small, its use being better served as an extension for the Day School, but a new site for the Chapel needed to be found.

The new church opened in 1895.

In 1972 the Congregational church joined with the English Presbyterian church to become the United Reformed Church.




The church is located at OS grid reference SJ9432899006 (Lat/Lon 53.487727,-2.086957). You can see this on maps provided by: The Penny Meadow church was located at OS grid reference SJ9422399205 (Lat/Lon 53.489515,-2.088544). You can see this on maps provided by:

This site provides historical information about churches, other places of worship and cemeteries. It has no connection with the churches etc. themselves. For current information you should contact them directly.

Help required

The information provided has been obtained from a number of sources and although every effort is made to avoid errors, just a few may be present. So if there are any please let us know. [Use the link at the bottom of this page].

We do not currently have the following information, and if you can provide it then please do so:

If you have any further information about the church that you think would be useful to other researchers then do get in touch.