The Church did have a small graveyard which was levelled and is now covered by part of the car park. The last burial was approx 1910.
It was founded in 1836.
The 1836 Building was the original Church and Sunday School. Worship took place upstairs and the class rooms were all down stairs. This building became the Sunday school from 1877 and was later extended rearwards to create a full size stage for the Operatic and Dramatic Societies and more rooms downstairs. It was demolished late 1966 and replaced by the current church hall etc.
The very large 1877 church, was designed by the celebrated Manchester Architect Edward Salomons. This building was replaced in 1974 by the present church building.
The space, as viewed, to the right of the church hall and to the left of the 1877 church building was the grave yard, extending forward to the boundary wall. This was levelled and became part of the car park when the 1967 church hall was built.
In 1972 the Congregational church joined with the English Presbyterian church to become the United Reformed Church.
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There are records of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials. No transcripts have been published.
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The church is located at OS grid reference SJ9258395277 (Lat/Lon 53.454187,-2.113167). You can see this on maps provided by: