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Former Designations

before Methodist Union in 1932:

P  = Primitive Methodist

U  = United Methodist

W = Wesleyan Methodist

Swinton Circuit Wardley Pendlebury Bethel (P), Station Road, St. Paul’s Westwood (W) Bolton Road (U) Happy Land 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