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Former Designations

before Methodist Union in 1932:

P  = Primitive Methodist

U  = United Methodist

W = Wesleyan Methodist

Swinton Circuit Wardley (P) Pendlebury Bethel (P), Station Road, St. Paul’s, (W), Station Road Westwood (W) Bolton Road (U) Happy Land (U) Swinton (P), Chorley Road  For a history of the Swinton Churches, including photos, written in 1959, click here. Irlam and Cadishead Circuit Temple  -  Glazebrook Wesley - first building - Liverpool Road, Cadishead Fairhills Road  -  Irlam Cadishead (P)

Archives are deposited with Manchester Central Library,

St. Peter’s Square,


Methodist Ancestry

There’s a lot of information on these web sites if you are interested in researching your Methodist Ancestry.

My Methodist History

My Primitive Methodist Ancestors

My Wesleyan Methodist Ancestors

Other references to old Methodist Churches in our area

Barton Moss (W) - Heathfield, Lancaster Road, Pendleton - Primitive Methodist, Barton - Ellor Street (W), Pendleton  - Barton Road (W), Worsley - Wesley (W), Bolton Road, Pendlebury - Brunswick Chapel (W), Broad Street, Pendleton  - Brunswick (P), Broad Street, Pendleton - John Street (P), Pendleton - Broad Street (P), Salford - Chorley Road (P), Swinton - Ellesmere Street (U), Pendlebury - Cromwell Road (U), Pendleton - Pendleton Street (U), Pendleton

- Whit Lane (W), Pendleton - Regent Road (W), Salford - Salford Dock Mission (W), Salford -

Victoria - formerly Moss Lane (W), Pendlebury - Liverpool Street (U), Pendleton - Regent Street (P), Salford

Manchester Road (P), Worsley

This information found on the Genuki Church Database web site.

Information about any of these Churches would be very welcome.