This building replaces a Methodist Church (1884) which had in turn replaced an older Wesleyan Methodist church which was opened on 26 August, 1808 on the same site as the present building. The original church was a square building of red brick, with round-topped windows, and a square porch at the main entrance which was accessed via a passage from St. James' Street. In 1855 an organ was introduced against the express wish of the Superintendent Minister who refused to attend the dedicatory service!
The second building was finished in 1884 with red brick and an Italianate tower. The architect was C. O. Ellison of Liverpool. This new building was given electric light and a new organ in 1894. There was a major extension to the south side of the Church which was opened in 1930 by Rev Dr J. Scott Lidgett. It is this new section that covered the area of the new Church.
The old church was demolished in 2000, the new church opened three years later.
This church has its own website, here, which has a potted history of the site, from whence I gleaned the information here.
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