The Churches of Britain and Ireland

  Preston, Lancashire

Preston on Wikipedia.

Churches in Ashton-on-Ribble, Fulwood, Ribbleton.

Ashton Methodist Church. Peter Morgan.

Baptist Church on Fishergate. SD 536 292. Philip Kapp. John Balaam has advised that this has closed and is currently (2011) up for sale. The congregation has moved to the main Baptist Church on Pole Street (see below). Grade II listed.

Bethel Evangelical Church on Delaware Street. SD 556 299. Mike Berrell (2014). Link.

The original Carey Baptist Church on Pole Street is no longer in use. The congregation now meet in the adjacent building (1977). SD 543 296. Both Mike Berrell (2014). Link.

Central Methodist Church on Lune Street. SD 537 293. Philip Kapp. Grade II listed.

The former Central Salvation Army hall on Grimshaw Street, now in use as a restaurant. SD 545 293. Rob Kinnon-Brettle (2012).

Church of the Sacred Heart. Peter Morgan.

City Church on North Road was formerly Wesleyan Methodist (1839, closed as such pre-1960). Two interior views- 1, 2. SD 541 299. All Mike Berrell (2014). Link.

Elim Pentecostal Church, previously listed as possibly the former Lancaster Road Congregational Church, as it was on the same road. Peter Morgan. However, Sandy Calder has investigated this, and suggested that it might instead be the former St. Thomas (Anglican) - and the identification is confirmed by this link. He further suggests that Lancaster Road Congregational Church was demolished many years ago in connection with the redevelopment around Preston Guild Hall.

Emmanuel Church. John Balaam (2011).

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Peter Morgan.

The Minster Church of St John the Evangelist. SD 542 293. Paul Brown. Another view. Peter Morgan.

Our Lady of Victories (R.C.). Interior view. Both John Balaam (2013). Link.

Preston City Mission Church is scheduled for demolition to allow for redevelopment of the site. Thanks to Alan Hopkins for advising of the story in the local paper, which includes a small photo. Another view. Both Alan Hopkins, taken Feb 2009. Mike Berrell advises that this is still open as of early 2014. As of late 2016, John Balaam advises that still nothing obvious has happened at the site.

Preston Crematorium Chapel (opened 1962) on Longridge Road, Grimsargh. Another view, and two interior views - 1, 2. SD 583 323. All Mike Berrell (2014).

Preston Old Cemetery on New Hall Lane has a Muslim Prayer Shelter. SD 566 302. Mike Berrell (2014).

St. Cuthbert. John Balaam (2011). Link.

St. George the Martyr (1723). Interior view. Both John Balaam (2010). Link. Grade II* listed.

St. Gregory the Great. Peter Morgan. Another view, John Balaam (2014).

St. Ignatius (R.C.) on St. Ignatius Square. SD 542 299. Peter Morgan. Another view, and three interiors - 1, 2, 3, all Mike Berrell (2014). Grade II* listed. Mike Berrell has advised that this Pugin church closed in 2015. News item on closure. John Balaam has advised that soon after the closure, it re-opened again as a church for a group of Indian Catholics - the Syro-Malabar Catholics. He has further advised that it has since been raised to the status of a cathedral, dedicated to St. Alphonsa  - see news item.

The former St. Mark on Wellington Street, now used as flats. Peter Morgan. Grade II* listed.

St. Mary, on St. Mary's Street. Peter Morgan. Grade II listed.

St. Matthew (1883) on New Hall Lane. SD 555 299. Peter Morgan. Interior view. Mike Berrell (2014).

The former St. Paul, on St. Paul's Square, now a radio station. SD 543 298. Peter Morgan. Grade II listed.

The former St. Peter, now an arts centre. Peter Morgan.

St. Stephen on Broadgate. John Balaam (2015). Link.

St. Thomas of Canterbury and the English Martyrs (R.C.). Peter Morgan.

St. Walburge (R.C.) on Pedder Street. Peter Morgan. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Forbester. Grade I listed.

St Wilfrid (R.C.) on Chapel Street. SD 538 292. Paul Brown. Interior view. John Balaam (2008). Grade II* listed.

Seventh-day Adventist Church, formerly Grimshaw Street Congregational Church, built in 1859. Peter Morgan.

Former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on St. Mary's Street, now in use as a printer's. Peter Morgan. Thanks to Mike Berrell for the identification.

St. Andrew, Peter Morgan.
St. Michael and All Angels, Peter Morgan.

Christ Church. Peter Morgan. Another view, John Balaam (2013).
Fullwood Free Methodist Church. John Balaam (2014). Link.
Fulwood Methodist Church. Peter Morgan.
St. Clare (R.C.). John Balaam (2014). Link.

Church of the Blessed Sacrament (R.C., 1928) on Farringdon Lane. SD 567 312. Mike Berrell (2014). Link.
St. Mary Magdalene (1891) on Ribbleton Avenue. SD 566 313. Mike Berrell (2014). Link.




17 February 2018

Steve Bulman

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