Chorley Primitive Methodist chapels

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Chorley Cunliffe Street Primitive Methodist chapel | Christian Messenger 1905/40
Chorley Cunliffe Street Primitive Methodist chapel
Christian Messenger 1905/40
Chorley Cunliffe Street Primitive Methodist chapel

The Primitive Methodist  magazine for 1831 tells us of the opening of Chorley Primitive Methodist chapel  on May 9th 1830 by Rev John Anyon (Independent minister) and Brother W. Brining.

The new chapel measured 24′(w) x 42′(l).  Half of the chapel had paid-for pews; the other half free seats. The site had lland sufficient for a school-room or cottage.

The Christian Messenger of 1905 tells us there were two Primitive Methodist chapels in Chorley (although we do not know the relationship to the 1830 chapel).  The larger was in Cunliffe Street at the junction with George Street, with a membership of nearly  200 people. “Our people, for the most part, are of the working class, but we have also a few business people, and some of them are very closely associated with local parliaments. “

Cunliffe Street chapel still exists in 2018 as Cunliffe Hall.

Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine 1831 page 252

Christian Messenger 1905/40

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