The Churches of Britain and Ireland


Wigan, Greater Manchester

Wigan on Wikipedia.

All Saints. From an old postcard (franked 1905) in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view, and another. Both Peter Morgan. Link1. Link2.

The former Beech Hall Church, now a private residence. Janet Gimber has advised that this was Baptist. Peter Morgan.

Bethel Independent Methodist Church. Peter Morgan.

Christ Church at Ince Green. Peter Morgan.

Church of Jesus Christ of Letter-day Saints. Peter Morgan.

Elim Christian Centre. Peter Morgan. Link.

Free Methodist Church at Winstanley. Peter Morgan.

Gidlow Methodist Church. Peter Morgan. Link.

Goose Green Methodist Church. Peter Morgan. Link.

Greenough Christian Fellowship. Peter Morgan.

Holy Trinity on Cale Lane. Peter Morgan.

Independent Methodist Church. Peter Morgan.

Former Independent Methodist Church, now a resource centre. Peter Morgan.

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Peter Morgan.

Methodist Church at Clowes. Peter Morgan.

Mount Zion Independent Methodist Church, and the old church building, now used as a hall. Both Peter Morgan.

The former New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian) Church stands at the junction of  Warrington Lane and Brookhouse Terrace, at SJ 587 054. According to the GENUKI entry, it was founded in 1893. Date of closure is not known. The church was still standing at least as recently as 2018 (Google Streetview). From Neil Floyd's Collection.

Former Primitive Methodist Church at Shevington Moor, now a pet care centre. Peter Morgan.

Queen's Hall Methodist Mission. Peter Morgan. See also St. George (below). Link.

Sacred Heart (R.C.) on Throstlenest Avenue. SD 5718 0648. Peter Morgan. Another view, Mike Berrell (2016). Link.

St. Andrew on Mort Street. SD 5707 0643. Peter Morgan. Another view, Mike Berrell (2016).

St. Barnabas. Peter Morgan.

St. Catharine (1841) on Catherine Terrace, Scholes. SD 592 057. Mike Berrell (2013). Link. Grade II listed.

St. Cuthbert (R.C.) on Sherwood Drive, Pemberton. SD 557 047. Peter Morgan. Interior view, Mike Forbester. Another view, and interior, both Mike Berrell (2016).

St. Edward (R.C.). Peter Morgan.

St. Francis of Assisi. Peter Morgan.

St. George. Peter Morgan. Previously listed as a Methodist Mission, the confusion arose because for three years the Queen's Hall Methodist Mission shared St. George while their own church was being renovated. My appreciation to Alan Nixon for the correction.

St. James with St. Thomas. Peter Morgan.

St. John. Peter Morgan.

St. John (R.C.) on Standishgate. SD 5849 0603. Peter Morgan. Another view (looking rather different with the growth of trees and shrubs), three interiors - 1, 2, 3, and a plaque commemorating the Catholic presence in Wigan since 1625, all Mike Berrell (2016).

St. John the Baptist. Peter Morgan.

St. Joseph (R.C.) on Caroline Street. Peter Morgan. This website says it was closed in 1996, and that it was George Formby's Sunday School. Previously listed as St. Patrick (R.C.), Mick Finney who has personal knowledge of the area, has kindly advised of the error.

St. Jude (R.C., dedicated 1964) on Poolstock Lane. SD 5718 0349. Peter Morgan. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, a plaque showing the Parish Priests, and St. Joseph's Meeting Room, all Mike Berrell (2016). Link.

St. Mark. Peter Morgan.

St. Mary on Burgess Street. Peter Morgan.

St. Mary (R.C., consecrated 1969). SD 5852 0614. Peter Morgan. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2016).

St. Matthew at Highfield. Peter Morgan.

St. Paul on St. Paul's Avenue, Goose Green. SD 5678 0367. Peter Morgan. Another view, Mike Berrell (2016). 

The former St. Paul (now flats) was the former Congregational Church (1903). SD 5847 0613. Peter Morgan. Another view, Mike Berrell (2016).

St. Stephen at Whelley. Peter Morgan.

Salvation Army hall. Rob Brettle.

Former Salvation Army Hall at Lamberhead Green. Now a Youth Centre. Rob Brettle.

Trinity Methodist Church. Peter Morgan.

Trinity U.R.C. Peter Morgan.

Westwood Independent Methodist Church. Peter Morgan.

Wigan Baptist Church on Scarisbrick Street. Interior view. Both Graham French. Link.

Worsley Mesnes Methodist Church. Peter Morgan.




04 March 2023

Steve Bulman

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