Market St Congregational, Dalton-in-Furness

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Congregational church,
Market St,
Dalton-in-Furness
Lancashire

Cemeteries

The church does not have a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1867.

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 churchNumber of
enrolled
Church Members
Sitting
Accommodation
of the Chapel.
Wesleyan Methodists225650
Congregational Church174300
Primitive Methodists110252
Bible Christians92500
Baptists91340
Welsh Calvinists34180

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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