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Abbey Road Wesleyan Methodist, Barrow in Furness

Wesleyan Methodist church,
Abbey Road,
Barrow in Furness
Lancashire

Cemeteries

The church does not have a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1876. Erected in 1902 at a cost of £9,000 to replace a small iron Wesleyan Methodist chapel which had opened in 1876.

In 1991 it was joined by the congregation from the nearby Emmanuel Congregational/United Reformed Church [q.v.] and was re-named the Trinity Church Centre, operating in partnership with both denominations.

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

Whilst every effort has been made to record exact details of record office and library holdings you are recommended to check with them before visiting to ensure that they do hold the records and years you wish to examine. Similarly check with transcript publishers to ensure they cover the records and years you require before making a purchase.

The Cumbria Record Office, Barrow hold:

  • Baptisms 1878-1987
  • Marriages 1900-1994

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

Maps

The church is located at OS grid reference SD2040770230 (Lat/Lon 54.121754,-3.219313). You can see this on maps provided by: