Victoria St Independent, Blackpool

Church picture

Photograph supplied by & Copyright of Tom Stringer.
Independent church,
Victoria St,


The church does not have a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1849. It is now closed, but we do not know the date of closure.

Victoria Street Independent Chapel, was part of the Congregational Union in England and Wales. The church in Victoria Street was sold to make way for the shopping precinct. The congregation did not disband. It continued worshipping having bought the former Methodist Chapel in Newton Drive and worshipped in that building until it was demolished and a new building on the site built in 1990.

The present Victoria Congregational Church is the successor church to Victoria Street - there are still one or two members from there who are still alive although now very elderly. The building in Newton Drive is worth visiting for the etched and stained glass windows. Of its type a lovely building.

The Independent churches were ones in which each congregation was autonomous, upholding the principles of independence. In the 19th century they became known as Congregational.

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



Church Records

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Original Registers



The church was located at OS grid reference SD3079036124 (Lat/Lon 53.816769,-3.052726). You can see this on maps provided by:

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