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Poulton St Congregational, Kirkham

Congregational church,
Poulton St,


The church does not have a graveyard. However burials are carried out at the graveyard associated with the previous Zion church on Back Lane.

Church History

The first non-conformist group to become established in Kirkham was the Congregationalists, or Independents, who first held meetings there in 1805. The first assembly room was in a building in Slater's Passage off Freckleton Street, but a new chapel was built in 1810 on Back Lane (Marsden Street). It was replaced in 1818 by the Zion Chapel near the Manse which was demolished in 1912 (Farrer and Brownbill 1912, 152). A new church was built on Preston Street in 1896.

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

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Church Records


The church is located at OS grid reference SD4243732140 (Lat/Lon 53.782387,-2.875097). You can see this on maps provided by: