Ince in Makerfield, Rose Bridge Wesleyan chapel

Ince, Rose Bridge
Wesleyan Chapel Committee, 1866

Built to seat 354, at the time of the 1940 Statistical Returns, it could seat 296.

It is still open for worship as a Methodist church

Grid Ref: SD597055

Reference: The twelfth annual report of the Wesleyan Chapel Committee, 1866 page 123

Returns of accommodation … 1873. London: Wesleyan Conference Office, 1875

Statistical returns … as at July 1st 1940. Manchester: Methodist Church, Department of Chapel Affairs, 1947

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  • The church had a school attached to it, an infants classroom was under the chapel. From memory it was called Ince-In-Makerfield Methodist JMI at which I was a pupil. The minister, was a Welsh man, the Revd. Morgan Williams. My Methodist Scripture Examination certificate 1959 certificate indicate the minister was Norman J Collins. Every Thursday morning we went upstairs into the church for a service. Rose Bridge and Ashton Street Methodist, which I attended, were part of the Hindley and Ince circuit. The two Churches joined together for the annual Walking Day. The chapel was called Rose Bridge after canal bridge which it stands in very close proximity to. The headmaster during the fifties was Harry Lancaster, a man from a local family.

    By Isabel Winstanley (06/12/2023)

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