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Bethel Primitive Methodist, Barrow in Furness

Hartington St,
Barrow in Furness


The church does not have a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1874. Formerly also known as Bethel. Now known as Hartington Street Methodist Church.

To the left of the Bethel chapel is another chapel. This was the original Wesleyan Chapel also built in 1874, the same time as the Primitive chapel. When the King's Hall was opened the former chapel was converted into ancilliary accomodation and became known as the King's Hall Lesser Hall as opposed to the main Hall that was the Great Hall.

The Primitive Methodist church was an early 19th century (1807) secession form the Wesleyan Methodist church and was particularly successful in evangelising agricultural and industrial communities at open meetings. In 1932 the Primitive Methodists joined with the Wesleyan Methodists and the United Methodists to form the Methodist Church of Great Britain.

Church Records

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The Cumbria Record Office, Barrow hold:

  • Baptisms 1874-1937

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The church is located at OS grid reference SD1963869817 (Lat/Lon 54.117923,-3.230966). You can see this on maps provided by: