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Greengate St Wesleyan Methodist, Barrow in Furness

Wesleyan Methodist church,
Greengate St,
Barrow in Furness


The church does not have a graveyard.

Church History

An iron chapel opened in March 1876, which was replaced by a new building in 1904. It was known from 1953 onwards as the Central Methodist Church, Barrow, following a general congregational union which saw the closure of the Storey Square and Marsh Street chapels. Greengate Street/Central Methodist Church finally closed c1996. It was subsequently demolished and the site cleared before April 2001 and now occupied by new buildings.

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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The Cumbria Record Office, Barrow hold:

  • Baptisms 1877-1951

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 SD2041269243 (Lat/Lon 54.112886,-3.218976). You can see this on maps provided by: