Market St Congregational, Dalton-in-Furness
The year 1868 was one of remarkable activity and development amongst the dissenters, the Congregationalists, whose preaching services in the town were first conducted in the old Grammar School, Beck Side, erected their building consisting of chapel and schoolroom-in a central position. on Beech Hill.
The following table is submitted for reference. The return of members of society is the number enrolled on the books of the different churches in May, 1882 :
Name of church Number of
of the Chapel.
Wesleyan Methodists 225 650 Congregational Church 174 300 Primitive Methodists 110 252 Bible Christians 92 500 Baptists 91 340 Welsh Calvinists 34 180
from Mannex's directory of Furness & Cartmel, 1882
In 1972 the Congregational church joined with the English Presbyterian church to become the United Reformed Church.
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