Building Name

Methodist Church, Bury Road, Breightmet

Bury Road
Breightmet, Bolton
GMCA, England
New build
Robert Neill and Sons

WESLEYAN CHURCH, BREIGHTMET, NEAR BOLTON - A new Wesleyan church has been opened at Breightmet, two miles from Bolton. The building was designed by Messrs Cunliffe, Pilling, and Gask, architects, of Bolton. It is executed in Yorkshire parpoint stone, the dressing of red sandstone, and roofs of terra-cotta tiles. There is a side tower in the front of the building, the chancel is apsidal, and there are a church parlour, a minister's vestry, and lavatory accommodation. The seating is for 256 persons on the area and sixty in a small end gallery. The contractors have been Messrs. R. Neill and Sons, of Manchester. [Builder 2 November 1907 page 473]

A Methodist movement in Breightmet can be traced back to 1810  when followers of the cause would meet in a local cottage. A growing following of Wesleyans led to a School/ Chapel being erected in 1848. In 1907 a separate Church was built next to it and further extended in 1930. However, a declining congregation and increasing maintenance and repair costs forced its closure at the end of 2010.

Reference    Builder 2 November 1907 page 473
Reference    Bolton News 30 November 2010