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The Green Unitarian, Rivington

Unitarian church,
The Green,
Rivington
Lancashire

Cemeteries

The church has a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1667 as a Presbyterian church and the current chapel was built in 1703. In later years becoming Unitarian in faith and form of worship.

Unitarians believe in the Unity or unipersonality of God, as opposed to the doctrine of the Trinity - hence the name 'Unitarian'. Unitarianism only became legal in 1813 but was particularly influential in the 19th century.

Church Records

Whilst every effort has been made to record exact details of record office and library holdings you are recommended to check with them before visiting to ensure that they do hold the records and years you wish to examine. Similarly check with transcript publishers to ensure they cover the records and years you require before making a purchase.

The baptism and burial registers can be downloaded for free from www.rivingtonchapel.org.uk although the trustees would appreciate a donation.

This site provides historical information about churches, other places of worship and cemeteries. It has no connection with the churches themselves. For current information you should contact them directly.

Whilst every effort has been made to record exact details of record office and library holdings you are recommended to check with them before visiting to ensure that they do hold the records and years you wish to examine. Similarly check with transcript publishers to ensure they cover the records and years you require before making a purchase.

Original Registers

Baptisms
Burials

Maps

The church is located at OS grid reference SD6268414520 (Lat/Lon 53.625870,-2.565709). You can see this on maps provided by: