Springwell Rd Presbyterian Church of Wales, Orrell
Presbyterian Church of Wales, Springwell Rd, Orrell Lancashire
The church does not have a graveyard.
It was founded in 1902 and closed in 2008.
A Welsh church has been auctioned after falling congregation numbers forced the CWM member Presbyterian Church of Wales to sell the property. More than 100 people attended the final service at Orrell Presbyterian Church of Wales earlier this month. It opened its doors in 1902 and was the first church to be built in Orrell, Bootle. But membership has dropped in recent years to just 16 people and the church did not have the £200,000 needed for the renovations to keep it open. Past members traveled from as far as Lincolnshire and Wales to attend the final service, which was followed by a buffet prepared by some of the members. Rev David Evans, minister of the church, talked about its history and some members told of their own experiences.
"The members were very happy about the service itself but sad that it was the last service. Some have been there for more than 40 or 50 years," he said. "If we had had congregations like we had on Saturday we wouldn't have been closing at all."
Council for World Missions electronic newsletter, CWM News, issued on 21 April 2008
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