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Our Churches and Chapels Their Parsons, Priests, & Congregations Being a Critical and Historical Account of Every Place of Worship in Preston   By: (1836?-1912)

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OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELS

THEIR PARSONS, PRIESTS, & CONGREGATIONS; BEING A CRITICAL AND HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF EVERY PLACE OF WORSHIP IN PRESTON.

BY "ATTICUS" (A. HEWITSON).

'T is pleasant through the loopholes of retreat to peep at such a world. Cowper.

Reprinted from the Preston Chronicle.

PRINTED AT THE "CHRONICLE" OFFICE, FISHERGATE, PRESTON. 1869.

TO THE READER.

The general satisfaction given by the following sketches when originally printed in the Preston Chronicle, combined with a desire, largely expressed, to see them republished, in book form, is the principal excuse offered for the appearance of this volume. Into the various descriptions of churches, chapels, priests, parsons, congregations, &c., which it contains, a lively spirit, which may be objectionable to the phlegmatic, the sad faced, and the puritanical, has been thrown. But the author, who can see no reason why a "man whose blood is warm within" should "sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster," on any occasion, has a large respect for cheerfulness, and has endeavoured to make palatable, by a little genial humour, what would otherwise have been a heavy enumeration of dry facts. Those who don't care for the gay will find in these sketches the grave; those who prefer vivacity to seriousness will meet with what they want; those who appreciate all will discover each. The solemn are supplied with facts; the facetious with humour; the analytical with criticism. The work embodies a general history of each place of worship in Preston fuller and more reliable than any yet published; and for reference it will be found valuable, whilst for general reading it will be instructive. The author has done his best to be candid and impartial. If he has failed in the attempt, he can't help it; if he has succeeded, he is thankful. No writer can suit everybody; and if an angel had compiled these sketches some men would have croaked. To the generality of the Church of England, Catholic, and Dissenting clergymen, &c., in the town, the author tenders his warmest thanks for the generous manner they have assisted him, and the kindly way in which they have supplied him with information essential to the completion of the work.

Preston, Dec. 24th, 1869.

INDEX.

Page 7 Parish Church 13 St. Wilfrid's Catholic Church 18 Cannon street Independent Chapel 23 Lune street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel 28 Fishergate Baptist Chapel 34 St. George's Church 39 St. Augustine's Catholic Church 45 Quakers' Meeting House 51 St. Peter's Church 55 New Jerusalem Church 60 Trinity Church 66 Lancaster road Congregational Chapel 70 Saul street Primitive Methodist Chapel 75 St. Ignatius's Catholic Church 82 Vauxhall road Particular Baptist Chapel 88 Christ Church 94 Wesley and Moor Park Methodist Chapels 99 Presbyterian and Free Gospel Chapels 104 St. James's Church 110 The Mormons 116 St. Walburge's Catholic Church 122 Unitarian Chapel 127 All Saints Church 132 United Methodist Free Church and Pole street Baptist Chapel 137 Church of the English Martyrs 142 St. Saviour's Church 148 Christian Brethren and Brook street Primitive Methodists 153 St. Thomas's Church 158 Croft street Wesleyans & Parker street United Methodists 164 Grimshaw street Independent Chapel 169 St. Paul's Church 175 St. Mary's street and Marsh End Wesleyan Chapels, and the Tabernacle of the Revivalists 181 St. Mary's and St. Joseph's Catholic Chapels 187 St. Mark's Church 192 Zoar Particular Baptist Chapel 196 St. Luke's Church 201 Emmanuel Church and Bairstow Memorial Chapel 207 St. Mary's Church

OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELS: THEIR PARSONS, PRIESTS, AND CONGREGATIONS.

It is important that something should be known about our churches and chapels; it is more important that we should be acquainted with their parsons and priests; it is most important that we should have a correct idea of their congregations, for they show the consequences of each, and reflect the character and influence of all... Continue reading book >>




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