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Image from page 87 of "A short history of Independent Methodism : a souvenir of the hundredth annual meeting of the Independent Methodist Churches, 1905" (1905)

Image from page 87 of "A short history of Independent Methodism : a souvenir of the hundredth annual meeting of the Independent Methodist Churches, 1905" (1905)

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Title Image from page 87 of "A short history of Independent Methodism : a souvenir of the hundredth annual meeting of the Independent Methodist Churches, 1905" (1905)
Description Identifier: shorthistoryofin00moun Title: A short history of Independent Methodism : a souvenir of the hundredth annual meeting of the Independent Methodist Churches, 1905 Year: 1905 (1900s) Authors: Mounfield, Arthur Hunter, George Vickers, James Subjects: Independent Methodist Churches Methodist Church Publisher: [Wigan, Eng.] : Independent Methodist Book Room View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: arger place of worship. A meeting was called,with the result that .£185 was promised by the memberstowards a new chapel. Building operations were com-menced in the spring of 1S71, and to save expense themembers willingly gave their services in excavating, &c. The foundation stone was laid on Good Friday, 1871, byRobert Ratcliffe, of Golborne. The building did not pro-gress very rapidly, and the opening did not take place untilthe Good Friday of 1872. On Good Friday, John Knowles, of Lymm, preached,and on the following Sunday, W. Sanderson, of Liverpool. 70 WARRINGTON DISTRICT. The Church prospered much at this time, but in thesucceeding years the membership declined, as, owing to badtrade and other causes, many families left the district. Anorgan was added in 1889, and the chapel as it now standspresents a very good appearance, being valued at £ 1,500. DOWNALL GREEN. Under the older name of Brockstage, the Church atDownall Green began to exist in the thirties of the lastcentury. Text Appearing After Image: : -^^J DOWNALL GREEX. The circumstances which brought about its establish-ment are as yet unknown. Meetings commenced in thecottage of Thomas Clarke, a nail-maker, who along withThomas Cotton, Peter Fearnley and David Pilling (so faras is known) were the pioneers of the movement. Sundayschool work does not seem to have been undertaken in thecottage. The weekly class and prayer meetings were held,for many years Henry Anderton, of Billinge, walking sixmiles to conduct the Monday evening class. After anumber of years, the meeting place was transferred tothe cottages of three of its members, in Church Street,where meetings were successfully held. As a result of WARRINGTON DISTRICT. 71 numerical progress, the meeting-place for the Sundayservices was transferred to a nail-makers cellar near thecottages. This more permanent building at once becamethe scene of efforts to win the young, Sunday school workbeing immediately undertaken. Meetings were also held ina barn in the adjoining village of Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.
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