Former Providence Independent Methodist Church - Colne, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 51.351 W 002° 10.579
30U E 554178 N 5967798
Quick Description: Originally built in 1869 as a private residence this building was converted to Carnegie Library in 1907 and then taken over by the Methodist congregation in 1972.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/31/2013 7:47:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMHZC4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bear and Ragged
Views: 1

Long Description:
According to this website about local churches the history of the congregation is as follows.

Primitive Methodist 1821-1851
United Free Gospel 1851-1899
Independent Methodist Connexion from 1899 to 2012

Brief History
1822 Meetings in a Damside dandy shop then in Whittaker Square
1844 Chapel built in Garden Street, Waterside - 'Providence' (Primitive Methodist)
1851 Religious census = Free Gospel built 1844
1851 Providence now allied themselves to the United Free Gospel Church
1865 Following a quarrel, 20 members hired premises in Duerdens Yard and this group developed into Mount Zion Chapel on Exchange Street
1879 Foundations laid for chapel on Lenches Road, Waterside
1892 Old Garden Street chapel sold to be used as a school
1899 Became Independent Methodist Connexion
1910 New chapel at Waterside
1972 Moved to the The Gables, Albert Road, Colne

The recent history not mentioned in the website is that falling congregations have led them to merge with the Bethel Independent Methodist church in Burnley Road since late 2012.

This building was put up for sale in November 2012.
Active church?: No

Year Built: 1869

Service times: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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