Atherton Primitive Methodist Chapel

Photo:The Mission Hall used by the Prims before building the church and hall in Alma Street

The Mission Hall used by the Prims before building the church and hall in Alma Street

Atherton Evangelical Church

Photo:The date stone from the front of the demolished chapel

The date stone from the front of the demolished chapel

Peter Wood

Photo:The former Hall / Sunday School, now Atherton Evangelical Church

The former Hall / Sunday School, now Atherton Evangelical Church

Peter Wood

Atherton is now part of The Wigan Borough

By Alan Nixon

The Chapel was situated on the east side of Alma Street near to the junction with Mealhouse Lane.

The chapel was demolished in the 50’s but the hall remained when the chapel closed the congregation went to Central Methodist Church Atherton. The hall is now used as a chapel by Atherton Evangelical Church.

The date stone shows the date 1886 but I understand that Primitive Methodists came to Atherton some years before that first meeting in a house in the Howe Bridge area of the town and later moved into a mission Hall at the end of Bag Lane.

This page was added by Jill Barber on 02/10/2013.

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