The Churches of Britain and Ireland
The former Methodist Church, currently up for sale. © Malcolm Minshaw.
New Life Church (Assemblies of God) on Irish Street. Another view. Both © Kevin Price (2012). Link. Kevin has advised in 2020 that the church is now F.I.E.C. (Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches).
St. Benedict (R.C.). © Malcolm Minshaw.
St. Gregory and St. Patrick (R.C.). NX 970 180. © Steve Bulman. Another view, following a re-painting. © Alan Blacklock. By 2015, the paintwork scheme had changed again, and the Miner's Memorial plaque, both © Steve Taylor (2015). The School Chapel dates from 1889 - foundation stone, © Steve Taylor (2015).
A United Methodist Church once stood on Catherine Street. According to the entry on Genuki, it was founded in 1836, and closed before 1938, subsequently becoming a Salvation Army Citadel. I haven't been able to find a photo on-line, but the book "Looking at Whitehaven" by J. Brian Crossland, ISBN 0 9500003 1 0 (my edition published in 1971) has a photo at page 19, where it also says it was demolished in 1969. Google Streetview shows a modern Salvation Army building on the site. Circa NX 9759 1805. Link (for the current Salvation Army).
06 June 2020
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