The Churches of Britain and Ireland

  Ashton-in-Makerfield, Greater Manchester                           

Ashton-in-Makerfield on Wikipedia.

Churches in Bryn, Downall Green, Garswood, and Stubshaw Cross.

Bamfurlong Methodist Church on Kintbury Street and the A58. SD 5957 0130. Mike Berrell (2012). Link, which dates it to the 1950's on the site of a tin chapel of 1894. Video tour.

Methodist Church on Queens Road. Its Genuki entry dates it to 1905, though this must be an earlier building. SJ 5769 9949. Peter Morgan.

Salvation Army Hall. Rob Brettle.

St. Oswald and St. Edmund Arrowsmith (R.C.) on Liverpool Road. SJ 5765 9892. Peter Morgan. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2012). Link. Grade II listed. The gate and gate-piers are also listed, as grade II.

St. Thomas on Warrington Road. Another view. SJ 5770 9896. Both Peter Morgan. An additional view, and two interiors - 1, 2, all Mike Berrell (2012). Link. Grade II listed.

Baptist Church on Wigan Road pre-dates a map of 1909. SD 5704 0081. Peter Morgan. Facebook.
Bryn Independent Methodist Church (1885) on Downall Green Road. SJ 5697 0072. Alan Bridge. Link.
Our Lady Immaculate (R.C., 1903) on Downall Green Road. Its Genuki entry dates the foundation of the congregation to 1776,  though the present church building is evidently not that old.  SJ 5627 0077. Peter Morgan. Three interior views 1, 2, 3, and a plaque commemorating the centenary of the church, and the blessing of a shrine transferred from St. Joseph's College at Upholland, all Mike Berrell (2012).
Park Lane Chapel (Unitarian and Free Christian) on Wigan Road, Bryn. It's listed in its grade II listing as dating from 1697, with later alterations. Its Genuki entry has some interior photos. SJ 5687 0167. Peter Morgan. Link.
St. Peter on Bryn Road. SD 5726 0071. Peter Morgan. Streetviews show that this church was demolished sometime between April 2019 and May 2021 (the latest visit at the time of this revision). Lots of post-closure interior views here, where it's dated to 1961-2016, on the site of a wooden church of 1902.

Downall Green
Bible Students Christian Fellowship on Rectory Road. Circa SD 5579 0037. Mike Berrell (2012).
Holy Trinity on Rectory Road. SD 5576 0046. Peter Morgan. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, all Mike Berrell (2012). Link.
Independent Methodist Church on Victoria Road. SD 5582 9999. Peter Morgan. Link. The history page dates the church to 1894.

St. Andrew's Mission Church on Garswood Road and Montrey Crescent. SJ 5532 9924. Peter Morgan.

Stubshaw Cross
Independent Methodist Church on the A58. SJ 5867 9992. Peter Morgan.
St. Wilfrid (R.C.) on Bolton Road. SD 5869 0002. Peter Morgan.
The former Welsh Congregational Chapel (1891) on Bolton Road, now in secular use. Its Genuki entry calls it Carmel. SJ 5809 9929. Mike Berrell (2012).





31 January 2024

Steve Bulman

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