Banks Chapel Lane Primitive Methodist Chapel Lancashire

This chapel was built in 1876 and enlarged in 1903

Banks is a semi-rural village north east of Southport.

[There is an account by GW Armitage in the 1837 Primitive Methodist magazine of the opening in the Preston circuit of Banks Primitive Methodist chapel  on November 13th 1836. Preachers were Mr T Aspinall  and Rev W Alexander (Independent).

Mr Armitage considered the building was a  great achievement for such a poor community. The chapel was built of a frame of pole-wood plastered with clay mixed with straw. They also started a Sunday school which was attended by both children and grown ups.]

In June 2015 the chapel is still open for worship.

Next door is Banks Methodist School built in 1900 as a Primitive Methodist Day and Sunday School. This too is still open.

Photos taken July 2015

OS Map Ref:102:SD396210


Primitive Methodist magazine 1837 page 454


Comments about this page

  • A little about Rev. Albert J Wigley who officiated and served the Church at Banks during the First World War can be found here:

    When visiting this page please be free to leave a flower and a comment.

    By Cliff Hayes (31/08/2021)
  • A further modification has been to add detail of the original opening in 1836 from the Primitive Methodist magazine.

    By Christopher Hill (17/05/2019)
  • This page was modified on 10 December 2016 to add a transcription of an article about the chapel in the Christian Messenger 1899.

    By Geoff Dickinson (10/12/2016)

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