The Church of St. John the Evangelist, Cullingworth
|The church was consecrated on Friday 29th April 1853. Before that date Cullingworth was in the parish of Bingley and did not have a church of its own. It was around 1845 that the decision was made to appoint a curate in charge, the Reverend Poyntz, who took his services in the Oddfellows Lodge Room, the only public room in the village. After a few months the Rev Poyntz was suceeded by Reverend Timothy Brayshaw, who also only lasted a very short time. In 1847 when Cullingworth became a parish in its own right the Reverend John Hollings Mitchell was appointed to the incumbency. In 1851 a piece of land was donated by Mr Francis Sharp Powell of Wigan and the church is said to have cost £2000 to build. In 1902 the church closed for a period to allow for extensive renovations to be carried out and re-opened in 1903 with a special service. From "St Johns the parish and its people" [by Terry Hanson]|
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