Horwich Mason's Memorial Primitive Methodist Chapel

Lee Lane; Foundation stones for this chapel were laid in 1897

We have been unable to find out anything about this chapel. It is not mentioned in the statistical records of the Methodist Church unless under another name.

In 2014 the building is closed for worship and is being used for commercial purposes.

Photos taken October 2014

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  • The link between the two Horwich chapels four years apart comes in the Primitive Methodist magazine May 1897.

    “The mission at Horwich which has long been a source of anxiety …is prospering …Sanction has been given for the purchase of three cottages on an eligible freehold site. Two will be altered for immediate use as a preaching room and all will ultimately make way for a second chapel in this thriving little town”

    By Christopher Hill (09/05/2022)
  • The 1893 October Primitive Methodist magazine (page 637) records the laying of memorial stones for a mission church in Horwich. Horwich as a new railway centre “had suddenly assumed the proportions of a town” so development of the mission was led by by the Manchester District Missionary Committee assisted by WP Hartley.

    How does the new mission church relate to the Mason’s Memorial chapel where memorial stones were laid 4 years later?

    By Christopher Hill (25/06/2021)

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