WORSTHORNE with HURSTWOOD  ~ Formerly in the Chapelry of Burnley

INDEX TO WORSTHORNE with HURSTWOOD CHURCHES, CHAPELS & BURIAL GROUNDS

Bookmark Establishment and Location
 Church of England
 WOR.CE.01 St.John the Evangelist, Church Square
 Nonconformist
 WOR.Bap.01 Hurstwood Baptist Chapel, Hurstwood
 WOR.WM.01 Wesleyan Chapel, Chapel Street
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For the history of Worsthorne with Hurstwood see -
 'Memories of Hurstwood' by Tattersall Wilkinson (1889)
 'History of Burnley' by Walter Bennett (1946-1951)

Town / Index no :  Worsthorne - WOR.CE.01
Map references :  OS SD 877324
Name :  St.John the Evangelist, 1999 - United Benefice with St.John, Cliviger (CLI.CE.01)
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Church Square, Worsthorne
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1835-1960, M 1843-1977, B 1835-1879,      + MIs
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  Early marriages were at St.Peter's Church Burnley (BUR.CE.15) at Burnley Library
Graveyard
  Part in front of the church and part behind the church. Still in use. Grass cut
Memorial Inscriptions
  Transcribed in 1981 - 247 headstones
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Burnley, Colne & Nelson Libraries
Brief History
  1835 Church built (Worsthorne was formerly part of the parish of St.Peter, Burnley (BUR.CE.15)
  1851 Religious Census = Consecrated 1836
  Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
  see ' Worsthorne Church & The Thursbys, by Leslie Chapels (1978) ISBN/ISSN L000132209
     'A hidden story to be told' by James Howell - History of the Church
     'A historical diary of events for St.John's Church, Worsthorne from 1835-1922' by J A Latham (a copy of the original diary)
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Town / Index no :  Worsthorne - WOR.Bap.01
Map references :  OS SD 882314
Name :  Hurstwood Baptist Chapel
Hurstwood Christian Church Fellowship
Denomination :  Baptist
Address :  Hurstwood, near Burnley
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  MIs only
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  Small. Recent burials in existing graves
Memorial Inscriptions
  Transcribed in 1981 - 89 headstones
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Burnley, Colne & Nelson Libraries
Brief History
  1870 Chapel built, date stone on the chapel = AD MDCCCLXX
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Town / Index no :  Worsthorne - WOR.WM.01
Map references :  a - OS SD 873324
b - OS SD 874324
Name :  Wesleyan Chapel
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  a - Hall Street, Worsthorne
b - Chapel Street, Worsthorne
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1840-1983, M 1910-1981, B 1842-1914       + MIs
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  Small and overgrown. Recent burials in existing graves
Memorial Inscriptions
  Transcribed in 1981 - 128 headstones
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Burnley, Colne & Nelson Libraries
Brief History
  1797 Preaching took place in a house
  1817 Sunday School at 'Chadwick's House' & then in the Old Hall
  1837 First chapel built down Hall Street - still standing & used as a children's nursery
  1851 Religious Census = built 1837
  1877 New chapel opened
  1927 Jubilee - see Burnley Library Newspaper Index
  1982 Demolished. Chapel Lodge Home for the Elderly now built on the site
  see 'History of Worsthorne Methodism compiled for the Centenary celebrations, 1837-1937' by George E Benyon (1937)
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LFHHS Pendle & Burnley Branch 2002