Park St (formerly Bath St) Wesleyan Methodist, Lytham

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Wesleyan Methodist church,
Park St,

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The church in 1872





blue plaque


Bath St. Chapel


The church does not have a graveyard.

Church History

The origins of Methodism in Lytham started from a cottage in Bath Street which was a licensed preaching house. In 1846 a chapel which could accommodate 200 worshippers was built in Bath Street by T.C. Hincksman but by 1868 this was not large enough to hold all the summer visitors and it was replaced in 1868 by much large premises on Park St.

The Wesleyan Methodist church was formed in the 18th century from religous societies founded by John Wesley and his preachers. It suffered many secessions, but was the largest Nonconformist denomination in the 19th century. In 1932 the Wesleyan Methodists joined with the Primitive Methodists and the United Methodists to form the Methodist Church of Great Britain.



Church Records

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Original Registers



The church is located at OS grid reference SD3654827294 (Lat/Lon 53.738151,-2.963462). You can see this on maps provided by: The Bath St chapel was located at OS grid reference SD3672527102 (Lat/Lon 53.736447,-2.960739). You can see this on maps provided by:

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