Barton Road, Wesleyan Methodist, Barton on Irwell

Wesleyan Methodist church,
Barton Road,
Barton on Irwell
Lancashire

Cemeteries

The church has/had a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1796. It closed in 1982.

John Wesley preached throughout the district, and his followers in Barton initially met in the open air at Higher Croft. However, as their numbers increased they built this chapel on Barton Lane, which opened on 17 November 1796.

The Wesleyan Methodist church was formed in the 18th century from religious 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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