As a result of decisions taken at a meeting of the Town Council of Chester on Friday, 13th December 1850, a temporary church was licensed for divine service. This building had formerly been a barn attached to the Corporate Estate in "Saltneyside". The first services were held on Sunday, 9th February 1851.
In 1853, a schoolroom was built; this was subsequently fitted out and licensed for divine service.
Ordnance Survey reference SJ 381642.
On 20th June 1853, a plot of land (2,440 square yards) was made available on the Flintshire / Cheshire border for the building of a new church - in what was, at that time, a rural area, some distance from the centre of population. The new church, Holy Epiphany, was consecrated on Tuesday, 9th January 1855, and the first Sabbath services were held on 14th January 1855.
The church was in Cheshire. Had it been built on the other side of the road, it would have been in Flintshire - the parish includes parts of both Flintshire and Cheshire.
The site of the church is now a residential area.
Ordnance Survey reference SJ 389650.
On 22 June 1892, a plot of land (2,071½ square yards) was made available for a replacement church, closer to the centre of population.
Building work began immediately, and the present parish church, dedicated to St. Mark, was consecrated in 1893, replacing the church of Holy Epiphany.
In 1931, a chapel of remembrance was added in memory of those who died in the 1914-1918 War.
Ordnance Survey reference SJ 369652.
The district church, which was dedicated to St. Matthew, was built in 1911. It was approximately 1 mile to the west of St. Mark's, at Saltney Ferry (sometimes known as Mold Junction), in Flintshire.
St. Matthew's closed on Sunday, 4th June 2000.
Nonconformist Churches "Welsh Church Commission - County of Flint - The Statistics of the Nonconformist Churches for 1905"lists the following nonconformist places of worship in the Civilparish of Saltney.
Note- Most of these chapels were not in the present-day Chester suburb known as Saltney.
They were several miles to the West, in the Anglicanparish of Hawarden.
|Name of Chapel||Denomination||Number of "adherents"|
|Not named (66)||Calvinistic Methodist||66|
|Saltney Ferry (250)||English Presbyterian||250|
|Sandycroft (150)||English Presbyterian||250|
|Bretton (65)||Methodist New Connexion||65|
|Saltney (150)||Primitive Methodist||150|
|Sandycroft (55)||Primitive Methodist||55|
|Queensferry (250)||Primitive Methodist||250|
|Pentre, Queensferry - Welsh (100)||Wesleyan||100|
|Queensferry - English (200)||Wesleyan||200|