Redearth Rd, Primitive Methodist, Darwen

Primitive Methodist church,
Redearth Rd,


The church has/had a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded before 1845. It closed before 1970.

A Primitive Methodist Society was formed in Over Darwen about the year 1825. Its place of worship was a temporary one in Winter Street until the year 1832, when the original chapel in Red Earth Road was built. This chapel, with some enlargement and addition of school building served the congregation until the year 1875, when it was found requisite to build a more spacious chapel. The comer-stone of the new edifice, on a site adjacent to the old one, was laid by John Walmsley, Esq., April 10th, 1875. It will be a plain gothic chapel, consisting of nave with wings at the end ; and vestries and gallery for orchestra behind the pulpit. The school-premises are in the basement floor. Interiorly, there is a gallery over the vestibule. Cost ?3500 ; sittings 700.

The Primitive Methodist church was an early 19th century (1807) secession from the Wesleyan Methodist church and was particularly successful in evangelising agricultural and industrial communities at open meetings. In 1932 the Primitive Methodists joined with the Wesleyan Methodists and the United Methodists to form the Methodist Church of Great Britain.



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