The Churches of Britain and Ireland
The former Bethel Chapel on Burnley Road. It stands a short distance east of Bethel Independent, on the opposite (south) side of the road. There is a badly-weathered inscribed stone. Not labelled on any maps I have access to, it might well be the predecessor of Bethel Independent. Circa SD 879 395. Both A.D. Marsden (2021).
Bethel Independent Methodist Church (1882) on Burnley Road. This is the former Sunday School to the adjacent chapel of 1873, which was demolished circa 1980 (source, which has a photo of the demolished chapel). SD 8786 3950. © Paul Brown. Another view, © Mike Berrell (2014).
Christ Church (1836) on Keighley Road. SD 9077 4048. © Stuart Mackrell. Another view, two interior views - 1, 2, the side-chapel, list of incumbents, and a modern window (1997), all © Mike Berrell (2014). Link.
Mortuary Chapels in Colne Cemetery on Keighley Road. SD 8968 4014. © Mike Berrell (2014).
Mount Zion United Methodist Church on Exchange Street. Has not been used as a church for many years. SD 8887 3980. © Paul Brown. When Mike visited in 2014 it was evidently up for auction. © Mike Berrell (2014).
New Life Christian Centre (Assemblies of God) on West Street was originally an Inghamite Church. SD 8906 3996. They also have The Barrett Building on Blucher Street, which was originally Bethesda Independent Methodist Chapel. SD 8915 3992. Both © Mike Berrell (2014). Link.
Providence Independent Methodist Church, dating from 1869, was built as a house, becoming a library from 1907. The Methodists moved in in 1972 (source). SD 8850 401. © Philip Kapp. Mike Berrell advises that this closed in 2013 - see here and here.
St. Bartholomew on Church Street. SD 8890 4013. © Paul Brown. This old postcard (in Steve Bulman's Collection) was previously in the "Unknown" section, and identified by Janet Gimber. The card was posted in 1904. Two additional views - 1, 2 and two interior views - 1, 2, all © Mike Berrell (2014). Link. Grade I listed. A churchyard cross is separately listed as grade II.
St John (Methodist, dedicated 1968) on Albert Road stands on the site of a Wesleyan predecessor. SD 888 400. © Paul Brown. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, and what was the schoolroom for the previous (demolished) chapel, all © Mike Berrell (2014).
The former St. Ursula's Chapel (R.C., 1912-2003) on Winewall Road, now in secular use. SD 907 401. © Mike Berrell (2014).
Former Salvation Army Hall on Market Place, now a Citizens Advice Bureau. SD 8907 4006. © Rob Brettle.
Trinity Baptist Church on Robert Street. SD 8936 4019. © Paul Brown. Another view, the date-stone for 1883, and an interior view, all © Mike Berrell (2014). The original church was demolished and is now the site of the car park. The present church was originally the school. A drawing of the old church, and an old photo of the interior are both reproduced by kind permission of the Deacon, and © Mike Berrell (2014). Link.
The former Wesleyan Chapel and School on Cotton Tree Lane, now in secular use. SD 906 401. © Mike Berrell (2014).
The former Wesleyan Methodist Church and Mission School (school 1890) on Langroyd Road, now in secular use. SD 889 405. © Mike Berrell (2014).
Probable former Chapel on Spring Lane, now in secular use. SD 886 403. © Mike Berrell (2014).
08 March 2021
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