Zion Independent, Kirkham
The first non-conformist group to become established in Kirkham was the Congregationalists, or Independents, who first held meetings there in 1805. The first assembly room was in a building in Slater's Passage off Freckleton Street, but a new chapel was built in 1810 on Back Lane (Marsden Street). It was replaced in 1818 by the Zion Chapel near the Manse which was demolished in 1912 (Farrer and Brownbill 1912, 152). A new church was built on Preston Street in 1896.
The Independent churches were ones in which each congregation was autonomous, upholding the principles of independence. In the 19th century they became known as Congregational.
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