Methodist Churches

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Methodist Churches


Methodist Churches in Marple and District.


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Extract from  John Bennett's Journal & The First Marple Methodist Societies.
Original copy of booklet "Journal of the Lancashire & Cheshire Branch of the Wesley Historical Society" Vo.2. No 2 from 1970. Pages 31 /34 contain information from John Bennett's Journal & The First Marple Societies by W M Hoult.
Typed notes …

Booklet : The Grove Methodist Sunday School Marple : 1795-1945
Original Booklet entitled The Grove Methodist Sunday School, Marple 1795-1945 printed for the approaching 150 anniversary on the 13th May 1945 of the Sunday School.
16 pages with forward by W R Goudie giving history with photographs,

Booklet : Marple Methodist Church 1795 - 1995
Booklet entitled Marple Methodist Church 1795 - 1995 : Two hundred years in the life of a church by D H Davies.
36 pages of history, with photographs, and Chronology.

Leaflet  : The Ridge Methodist Church, Marple : 1994
Photocopy of leaflet entitled "The Ridge Methodist Church, Marple 150th Anniversary 1844 - 1994", containing history of the Church, schedule of events to be held and an address from Rev W K Riley.

Programmes : Festival of Flowers and Music 1995 & 1986
Programmes ; from Marple Methodist Church giving details of Fesitvals of Flowers and Music along with exhibition in September 1995 celebrating 200th anniversary and September 1986

Page from booklet heading "Whats on at......Mellor Methodists", undated.
One page document with heading "Whats on at ........Mellor Methodist" : New begininngs for Mellor Methodists by the Rev J Clinton on closure of New House Hill Chapel and information of Methodism in area.

United Methodist Sunday School Picnic Tickets 1926 & 1929
Photocopy of two tickets from United Methodist Sunday School, Mellor for picnic and visit to Zoological Gardens, Belle Vue June 1926 & 1929

Extract from JRULM  W.A. Magazine  :  Opening of New Chapel in Mellor 1845
Two page extract from John Rylands University Library Manchester, W A Magazine 1845. Page 451 heading Mellor - New Mills giving information of opening of new Chapel

Two Returns for Places of Worship not Church of England. 1829
Two photocopies of County of Derby Return Forms giving the number of Places of Worship, not of the Church of England in Mellor. Details of Denomination, number of places of worship, numbers and Observations. Dated June 1829.

Religious Census 1851 Notes on Churches in Hayfield Sub-District
Brown envelope containing information on the 1851 Religious Census for the Hayfield Sub-District.
Taken on 30th March 1857 : Every person attending a place of worship was counted.
Map showing "All Methodist"

Handbill : Mr Wigley's  Day & Evening School Opening : 1851
Photocopy of handbill from Mr H R Wigley announcing the opening of a Day & Evening School in the Wesleyan Methodist School Room, Mellor 1851.

Fifteen Portraits Calling Cards : Dates circa 1879
Fifteen Black and White calling cards some with names and dates. Handwritten note states they were all connected to the Wallers of Moorend, Dove Bank Mill, Mellor.

Selection of Posters for Methodist Church Events
Three Posters advertising events being held at Marple Methodist Church and Ridge Methodist, for attic sale, Christmas Festival and Harvest Week-end dates, 1995 & 2002

Newspaper / Magazine articles relating to  Methodist Churches
Various newspaper / Magazine articles relating to Methodist Church :
a. 1971 : Know your Church : Marple Ridge Methodist
b. 1964 : Bulldozer Finds Relics In Trinity Foundations.
c. 1963 : Last Days of Hollywood Methodist Church.
d. 1966 :…

Photograph Hawk Green Ridge Methodist Panto Cast : 1952/53
Copy of black & white photograph of the cast of 1952/3 pantomime donated by Judy Cross with correspondence and handwritten notes of cast names.

Photograph : War Memorial : Ridge Methodist
Colour photograph of Internal War Memorial at Ridge Methodist, Hawk Green. Taken 2015.

Two postcards relating to John Wesley : Two Xmas Cards from Marple Methodist Church
Two Postcard relating to John Wesley from The John Rylands Library collection.
Two Christmas Greeting Cards dated 2001, 2003 from Marple Methodist Church with details of Christmas Services.

Several Photographs : Methodist People & Buildings
Photographs relating to Congregationalist/United Reformed Church:
1. Group at Marple Bridge Congregationalist Spring Fair with names dated 1934
2. Photocopy of black and white photograph showing the laying of the foundation stone Marple Bridge…

Hawk Green Methodist : 1877 - 1927
Photocopy single page from unknown publication giving a Short History of Marple Church : Hawk Green Methodist : Jubilee 1877 - 1927.
Handwritten note states demolished 1968
Also photocopy of black and white photograph of Hawk Green Band of Hope on…

Programme : Handel's  Messiah at Marple Ridge Church : 1927
Original programme for Handel's Oratorio : The Messiah at United Methodist Church, Marple Ridge on 18th December 1927.

Diagram Depicting the Evolution of Different Methodist Churches : 1810 - 1930
Single page setting out "the Evolution of different Methodist Churches" in tram line diagram showing the different non conformist Methodist churches with dates of their formation and mergers from 1810 to 1930.
Source unknown

Booklet : The Ridge Methodist Church : 2108
Booklet entitled "The Ridge Methodist Church" from 2018 giving brief history of Marple and The Ridge Church with current activities and amenities over eight pages.

Indenture : Waller /Walmsley & Wesleyan Methodists : 1845 : Parcel of Land
Photocopy of typed four page Indenture dated 20th December 1845 for a release of two parcels of land in Mellor between Thomas Waller, Cotton Manufacturer and John Braddock Walmsley and the Association called "Wesleyan Methodist Association" to…

Wesleyan Methodist : Handwritten Account : H Fletcher
Single page handwritten account of Wesleyan Methodist in the Marple area by Hugh Fletcher giving brief history from 1745 when John Wesley preached at the "Bongs".

Also small newspaper cutting "On the banks of the Bongs" with photograph and mention…

Material from Exhibition on Methodism
Material for Exhibition held on Methodism on display notices, including general history of Methodism in the Marple and Mellor area from 1745 and photographs and brief history of all local Methodist Churches.
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