A list of some 330 establishments in the Pendle and Burnley area, plus some adjacent parishes; each with a mini-biography, including map reference and the location and summary of any available records. For a detailed map of the area see Ordnance Survey Landranger Series 103
- Researched, compiled and typed by Christine Haworth
Note : The data included here is a snapshot of the status of the Churches, Chapels and Burial Grounds around
the year 2002 ..
THERE ARE NO PLANS TO UPDATE ITSince the Millennium survey, there have been many changes. There is a shortage of religious leaders and the congregations are reduced. Many parishes have amalgamated to form new parishes and many Churches have closed. If intending to write to a Church for information, please address your letters to the "Priest or Vicar in charge" otherwise your communication may be considered to be personal and returned or forwarded to a retired person.
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|Burnley Area||Briercliffe with Extwistle, Burnley - (including Habergham Eaves & Ightenhill Park), Cliviger, Dunnockshaw and Worsthorne with Hurstwood|
|Colne Area||Colne, Foulridge, Laneshaw Bridge and Trawden Forest|
|Craven Area||Barnoldswick - (including Admergill with Brogden, Coates & Salterforth), Bracewell, Earby, Kelbrook, Marton-in-Craven and Thornton-in-Craven|
|Barrowford Booth, Higham with West Close Booth, Pendle Forest - (including Barley Booth, Goldshaw Booth, Old Laund Booth, Roughlee Booth, Wheatley Booth, Wheatley Carr Booth, Fence-in-Pendle, Newchurch-in-Pendle), Reedley Hallows, Filly Close and New Laund Booth)|
|Marsden Area||Brierfield (Little Marsden), Nelson (Great Marsden)|
|Padiham Area||Altham, Hapton, Huncoat, Padiham, Read-in-Whalley, Sabden (Heyhouses) and Simonstone|
Most of the places included in the index are in the Burnley Civil Registration District, except for parts of the Craven Area, formerly in Yorkshire and now in Lancashire, but remains in the Skipton Civil Registration District.
Since the time of the 19th century census returns, there have been parish boundary changes and place name changes including the following -
Non-conformists chapels sometimes changed their allegiance, for example from Independent Methodist to Wesleyan Methodist, but are only indexed once. Congregational churches were also known as "Independent" churches, for example Bethesda in Burnley, which should not be confused with Independent Methodism. Many of the Independent Methodist Churches were first known as Free Gospel Churches.
Since starting the project, there have been many changes of the incumbents. The names have been checked in early 2002 and amended where necessary.
The information for the Brief Histories has been gathered from numerous secondary sources making it difficult to check for transcription and/or typing errors. Different sources sometimes give differing dates etc., so this section should only be regarded as a guide.
The Pendle & Burnley Branch are in the process of Transcribing and Indexing several of the parish registers. For details of which have been completed see our branch Gazette, the List of Library Holdings and elsewhere on this Website.
|Julie Birchall||Sheila Birkett||Eddie Ellis||Peter Harris|
|Lawrence Hartley||Maureen Smith||Peter Walsh|
|Bob Abel - Earby||Stephen Child - Burnley & Habergham Eaves|
|Margaret Jones - Padiham||Maureen Smith - Nelson|
Thank you to Susan Byrne, former Reference Librarian at Nelson, for supplying the list of books referring to the individual churches and chapels, which are held by the Lancashire County Libraries.
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© LFHHS Pendle and Burnley Branch 2002