Albert Hall and Aston Institute, Manchester - Wesleyan Methodist

Church picture

Photograph supplied by & Copyright of Mike Berrell.
Albert Hall and Aston Institute,
Peter St,
Manchester
Lancashire

Bibliography

See the following book for a detailed description of the Albert Hall in the late 1940s and early 1950s when it attracted large congregations under the ministry of the Rev. William Gowland: D.Gowland and S.Roebuck, Never Call retreat: a biography of Bill Gowland (1990, Chester House publications).

Cemeteries

The church does not have a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1910. It closed in July 1969. There was a farewell service at the hall then led by the Albert Hall brass band we all pocessed across town to the Central Hall in Oldham Street

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.

 

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Maps

The church was located at OS grid reference SJ8367597970 (Lat/Lon 53.478190,-2.247454). You can see this on maps provided by:

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