Places of worship within 2 miles of SD657002

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If this county section of the database is being actively developed you can also drag and drop a church marker if it is in the wrong place, and then enter a dialogue to report it to us. Also if a church is missing you can drag and drop any existing marker to an appropriate location and use the option to report it to us.



  1. + All Saints, Glazebury, Church of England
  2. + Christ Church, Pennington, Church of England
  3. + SS James and Elizabeth, Bickershaw, Church of England
  4. + St Anne, Hindsford, Church of England
  5. + St George, Tyldesley, Church of England
  6. + St James, Atherton, Free Church of England
  7. + St John The Evangelist, Hindley Green, Church of England
  8. + St John The Evangelist, Leigh, Church of England
  9. + St John the Baptist, Atherton, Church of England
  10. + St Mary the Virgin, Leigh, Church of England
  11. + St Mary, Lowton, Church of England
  12. + St Michael and All Angels, Howe Bridge, Church of England
  13. + St Paul, Westleigh, Church of England
  14. + St Peter, Westleigh, Church of England
  15. + St Thomas, Bedford, Church of England


  1. + Church St, Baptist, Leigh
  2. + Dan Lane (now Tyldesley Rd), Baptist, Atherton
  3. + Smallbrook Lane, Baptist, Dangerous Corner


  1. + Leigh Rd, Cemetery, Atherton
  2. + Lovers Lane, Cemetery and Crematorium, Howe Bridge
  3. + Manchester Rd, Cemetery, Leigh


  1. + Bethesda, Leigh, Independent


  1. + Alma St, Primitive Methodist, Atherton
  2. + Bag Lane, Wesleyan Methodist, Atherton
  3. + Bethel, Hindley Green, United Methodist Free Church
  4. + Bradshawgate, Primitive Methodist, Leigh
  5. + Central Methodist, Atherton, Methodist
  6. + Chapel St, Wesleyan Methodist, Bedford
  7. + Cook St, Primitive Methodist, Leigh
  8. + Elliott Street, Primitive Methodist, Tyldesley
  9. + Firs Lane, Primitive Methodist, Leigh
  10. + King St, Wesleyan Methodist, Leigh
  11. + Laburnam St, Wesleyan Methodist, Atherton
  12. + Leigh Rd, United Methodist Free Church, Hindley Green
  13. + Lower Elliott St, Wesleyan Methodist, Tyldesley
  14. + Mealhouse Lane, Independent Methodist, Atherton
  15. + Newton Rd, Independent Methodist, Lowton
  16. + Orchard Lane, Wesleyan Welsh Methodist, Leigh
  17. + Plank Lane, United Methodist Free Church, Leigh
  18. * Wesleyan Methodist, Leigh
  19. + The Avenue, Independent Methodist, Leigh
  20. + Trinity, Westleigh, Wesleyan Methodist
  21. + Union St, Independent Methodist, Leigh
  22. + Warrington Road, Primitive Methodist, Glazebury
  23. + Wigan Rd, United Free Church, Leigh


  1. + Bolton Old Rd, Unitarian, Chowbent
  2. + Twist Lane, Unitarian, Leigh


  1. + Twist Lane, Society of Friends, Leigh

 Roman Catholic

  1. + Our Lady of the Rosary, Westleigh, Roman Catholic
  2. + Sacred Heart of Jesus, Hindley Green, Roman Catholic
  3. + Sacred Heart, Hindsford, Roman Catholic
  4. + St Joseph, Bedford, Roman Catholic
  5. + St Richard of Chichester, Atherton, Roman Catholic
  6. + The Twelve Apostles, Westleigh, Roman Catholic


  1. + Alma St, Evangelical, Atherton
  2. + Argyle Street, Christian Meeting House, Hindley
  3. + Kingdom Hall, Leigh, Jehovah's Witness
  4. + Seacome Hall Chapel, Atherton, Unknown

Key to map icons

In the following notes for convenience the term 'church' is used to refer all places of worship and cemeteries. It is not appropriate in a minority of cases, but there is no word that adequately covers them all..


Churches are grouped according to denomination, e.g. all the types of Methodism are grouped together. Each group has its own colour.


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marker If we only have an approximate location (usually within a street), a square icon is used.
marker If we only know it is in a town or place, but for which we haven't yet found even an approximate location, an icon with jagged edges is used. The marker for these is placed at a random location within a 1 Km square on the map.

If you would like to notify us of a more accurate church location, just drag the appropriate marker to the new location and then click the notify link which will then appear. Zooming and using the satellite image may help with this. In the list of churches below the map, those with an approximate location are marked with a +, and those where we don't even have an approximate location are marked with a *. Click the + or * to show a map containing just that icon.


The number in the icon is provided to make it easier to find individual churches using the list of place names under the map. Denominations are grouped according to type and each type has its own range of numbers. Some icons may not have numbers yet, as they have only been created for the lower numbers so far. You can also see the name of the place by holding the mouse over the relevant icon. If you click on the name of a church in the list below the map, the map will pan so that the one you have selected is in the middle of the map.

Further information about a church

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