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King's Hall Wesleyan Methodist, Barrow in Furness

King's Hall,
Hartington St,
Barrow in Furness
Lancashire

Cemeteries

The church does not have a graveyard.

Church History

The present building was formerly known as King's Hall Wesleyan Methodist Mission.

The Hartington Street Wesleyan Methodist congregation was established in an separate building in 1874 and opened the new King's Hall (incorporating parts of an earlier chapel building) on 12 September 1907. The hall was a place of worship which could also be hired for other functions, having a seating capacity of around a thousand. The congregation later merged with the nearby Hartington Street Methodist Church in around 1951, with the King's Hall building subsequently being used for a variety of civic purposes.

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 1876-1951
  • Marriages 1913-1951

This site provides historical information about churches, other places of worship and cemeteries. It has no connection with the churches themselves.

Maps

The church is located at OS grid reference SD1967869762 (Lat/Lon 54.117435,-3.230339). You can see this on maps provided by: