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Lancashire Churches


OUR COUNTRY CHURCHES AND CHAPELS

 

THEIR PAST AND PRESENT, WITH VIEWS OF THEIR CLERGY AND CONGREGATIONS

By “ATTICUS”

In about 1870-2, these articles appeared in the Preston Guardian newspaper, being published as a weekly feature. Eventually they were also published in book form. "Atticus" was the pen name of writer Anthony Hewitson, born in Blackburn in 1836.

The articles describe the places of worship in the townships surrounding Preston, though not central Preston itself. The architecture is described, and the clergymen who preach have also been spoken to. Some history of the area is normally given, along with description of some interesting places and people along the way. Locals are mentioned, sometimes by name.

Some articles describe a single place of worship; others several. In some cases a single church is covered in more than one article. All denominations are described. The services are described in each case, with comments on the sermon, the singers and the musicians!

The scans come from the Gale Newspaper Archive, but the papers can also be found on the British Newspaper Archive and in FindMyPast's newspaper collection.

To download the whole set of files as a single .ZIP file, click here . CAUTION - 86 Megabytes!

 


 

 Township  Dedication   Denomination   File   Date 
 Alston  Our Lady & St. Michael  Catholic   Alston  23 July 1870
 Ashton  St. Andrew  Church of England  Ashton  4 June 1870
 Bamber Bridge  St. Saviour

 Church of England

 Bamber Bridge  21 January 1871
   St. Mary   Catholic   Brownedge  14 January 1871
 Barnacre-with-Bonds  St. Mary & St. Michael  Catholic   Bonds  11 November 1871
     Quaker  Nateby  2 December 1871
 Barton

 St. Lawrence

 Church of England  Barton  2 July 1870
   Catholic   Newhouse  6 January 1872
 Bleasdale  St. Admarsh  Church of England  Bleasdale  9 December 1871
 Bretherton  St. John the Baptist  Church of England  Bretherton  15 April 1871
 Independant  Bretherton  15 April 1871
 Wesleyan    15 April 1871
 Brindle  St. James  Church of England  Brindle I  4 February 1871
 St. Joseph  Catholic  Brindle II   28 January 1871
 Broughton  St. John the Baptist  Church of England  Broughton  28 May 1870
 Calder Vale  St. John the Evangelist  Church of England  Bleasdale  9 December 1871
 Catforth  Primitive Methodist  Catforth  30 December 1871
 Chipping  St. Mary  Catholic   Chipping  23 December 1871 
 St. Bartholomew  Church of England  Lee House  16 December 1871
 Churchtown  St. Helen  Church of England  Garstang I  18 February 1871
 Claughton  St. Thomas the Apostle  Catholic   Claughton  10 June 1871
 Clayton Green  St. Bede  Catholic   Clayton  11 February 1871
 Cottam  St. Andrew  Church of England  Ashton  4 June 1870
 St. Andrew & Blessed George  Catholic   Cottam  25 June 1870
 Croston  St. Michael & All Angels  Church of England  Croston I  4 March 1871
   Holy Cross  Catholic  Croston II  18 March 1871
     United Methodist  Croston II  18 March 1871
     Wesleyan  Croston II  18 March 1871
 Eccleston  St. Mary the Virgin  Church of England  Eccleston  29 April 1871
 Elswick    Independant  Elswick  16 September 1871
 Euxton  None  Church of England  Euxton  6 May 1871
   St. Mary  Catholic  Euxton  6 May 1871
 Farington  St. Paul  Church of England  Leyland IV  25 February 1871
 Fernyhalgh  Our Lady of the Well  Catholic  Grimsargh  16 July 1870
 Freckleton  Holy Trinity  Church of England  Freckleton I  27 May 1871
     Quaker  Freckleton II  3 June 1871
     Wesleyan  Freckleton II  3 June 1871
     Primitive Methodist  Freckleton II  3 June 1871
 Fulwood  Christ Church  Church of England  Fulwood  14 May 1870
 Garstang  St. Mary & St. Michael  Catholic  Bonds  11 November 1871
     Wesleyan  Bonds  11 November 1871
   St. Helen  Church of England  Garstang I  14 October 1871
   St. Helen  Church of England  Garstang II  21 October 1871
   St. Thomas  Church of England  Garstang III  28 October 1871
   St. Thomas  Church of England  Garstang IV  4 November 1871
     Independant  Garstang IV  4 November 1871
 Goosnargh  St. Mary  Church of England  Goosnargh  9 July 1870
     Wesleyan  Goosnargh  9 July 1870
 Great Eccleston  St. Ann  Church of England  Great Eccleston  23 September 1871
   St. Mary  Catholic  Great Eccleston  23 September 1871
     Wesleyan  Great Eccleston  23 September 1871
 Grimsargh  St. Michael  Church of England  Grimsargh  16 July 1870
 Hambleton    Episcopal  Hambleton  25 November 1871
     Independant  Hambleton  25 November 1871
     Particular Baptist  Hambleton  25 November 1871
 Heapey  St. Barnabas  Church of England  Heapey  20 January 1872
 Hesketh with Becconsall  All Saints  Church of England  Hesketh  13 May 1871
     Primitive Methodist  Hesketh  13 May 1871
 Higher Walton  All Saints  Church of England  Higher Walton  24 December 1870
 Inglewhite    Independant  Stalmine  3 February 1872
 Ingol  St. Andrew  Church of England  Ashton  4 June 1870
 Inskip  St. Peter  Church of England  Inskip  30 September 1871
     Baptist  Inskip  30 September 1871
 Kirkham  St. Michael  Church of England  Kirkham I  24 June 1871
     Independant  Kirkham II  8 July 1871
     Wesleyan  Kirkham II  8 July 1871
 Kirkham The Willows  St. John The Evangelist  Catholic  The Willows  1 July 1871
 Knowle Green    Independant  Stalmine  3 February 1872
 Lea  St. Andrew  Church of England  Ashton  4 June 1870
 Lee House    Catholic  Lee House  16 December 1871
 Leyland  St. Andrew  Church of England  Leyland I  11 June 1870
   St. Andrew  Church of England  Leyland II  18 June 1870
     Wesleyan  Leyland III  18 February 1871
     Independant  Leyland III  18 February 1871
     Primitive Methodist  Leyland III  18 February 1871
   St. James  Church of England  Leyland IV  25 February 1871
   St. Mary  Catholic  Clayton  11 February 1871
 Longridge  St. Lawrence  Church of England  Longridge I  30 July 1870
   St. Wilfrid  Catholic  Longridge II  6 August 1870
     Independant  Longridge II  6 August 1870
     Wesleyan  Longridge II  6 August 1870
 Longton  St. Andrew  Church of England  Longton  20 May 1871
     Wesleyan  Longton  20 May 1871
     Primitive Methodist  Longton  20 May 1871
 Lund  St. John the Evangelist  Church of England  Lund  17 June 1871
 Mawdesley  St. Peter  Church of England  Mawdesley  22 April 1871
   St. Peter & St. Paul  Catholic  Mawdesley  22 April 1871
     Wesleyan  Mawdesley  22 April 1871
 Much Hoole  St. Michael  Church of England  Much Hoole  1 April 1871
 Nateby    Baptist  Nateby  2 December 1871
 Newsham  St. Mary  Catholic  Newhouse  6 January 1872
 Newton-with-Scales  St. John the Evangelist  Church of England  Lund  17 June 1871
 Penwortham  St. Mary  Church of England  Penwortham  7 May 1870
 Pilling  St. John the Baptist  Church of England  Pilling  18 November 1871
     Wesleyan  Pilling  18 November 1871
 Poulton-le-Fylde  St. Chad  Church of England  Poulton I  26 August 1871
   St. Chad  Church of England  Poulton II  2 September 1871
   St. John the Evangelist  Catholic  Poulton III  9 September 1871
     Wesleyan  Poulton III  9 September 1871
     Independant  Poulton III  9 September 1871
 Rawcliffe  St. John  Church of England  Hambleton  25 November 1871
 Ribchester  St. Wilfrid  Church of England  Ribchester  26 November 1870
   St. Peter & St. Paul  Catholic  Stydd  3 December 1870
 Rufford  St. Mary the Virgin  Church of England  Rufford  25 March 1871
 Salwick  St. John the Evangelist  Church of England  Lund  17 June 1871
 Samlesbury  St. Leonard  Church of England  Samlesbury  10 December 1870
   St. Mary & St. John  Catholic  Samlesbury  10 December 1870
 Scorton  St. Mary & St. James  Catholic  Nateby  2 December 1871
     Wesleyan  Nateby  2 December 1871
 Singleton  St. Ann  Church of England  Singleton  19 August 1871
 St. Michael-le-Wyre  St. Michael  Church of England  St. Michael  7 October 1871
 Stalmine  St. James  Church of England  Stalmine  3 February 1872
 Stydd  St. Saviour  Church of England  Stydd  3 December 1870
 Tarleton  St. Mary  Church of England  Tarleton  8 April 1871
     Wesleyan  Tarleton  8 April 1871
 Treales  Christ Church  Church of England  Treales  5 August 1871
 Walton-le-Dale  St. Leonard  Church of England  Walton I  31 December 1870
   Our Lady & St. Patrick  Catholic  Walton II  17 December 1870
   All Saints  Church of England  Higher Walton  24 December 1870
 Warton  St. Paul  Church of England  Warton  29 July 1871
 Weeton  St. Michael & All Angels  Church of England  Weeton  12 August 1871
 Westby  St. Anne  Catholic  Westby  15 July 1871
 Wharles    Primitive Methodist  Treales  5 August 1871
 Wheelton  St. Paul  Church of England  Heapey  20 January 1872
   St. Chad  Catholic  Whittle  13 January 1872
 Whitechapel  St. James  Church of England  Stalmine  3 February 1872
 Whittle-le-Woods  St. Chad  Catholic  Whittle  13 January 1872
   St. John the Evangelist  Church of England  Whittle  13 January 1872
 Woodplumpton    Wesleyan  Catforth  30 December 1871
   St. Anne  Church of England  Cottam  25 June 1870
 Wrea Green  St. Nicholas  Church of England  Wrea Green  22 July 1871


 

The volume relating to churches in Preston has been digitised by Project Gutenberg. You can read it at http://www.gutenberg.org/files/10479/10479-h/10479-h.htm