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Brierfield Methodist Church
Since 1861 the Methodist Church in Brierfield has been a focal point and an important building in the history of the town. It continues to be a centre for all sorts of local activities, and serves the community well , being used every day by many different organisations.
Welcome to Brierfield Methodist Church Heritage Site
The Church has had to change in format to keep up with the times. The interior was completely altered in the 1980 s to get rid of the balcony and organ and make it a useful dual purpose building. Later a ramp was added to provide good disabled access to the building.
The Church was built to a typical design and inside had balconies and a grand organ and pulpit. In its heyday the church provided both a spiritual outlet and a recreational outlet with football teams
Like any old building which has given good service over the years it needs repairing from time to time and having withstood over 150 Lancashire Winters and Summers the roof was in urgent need of attention. We were fortunate to have received the support of Lottery Funding which supported an exhaustive survey to calculate the extend of repairs needed. This then led to further support to allow essential repairs on the roof to be completed. We are very grateful to HLF for all their help in this venture.
There are two impressive windows commemorating those fallen in the Great War, and these offer an opportunity for more research and a project for local community schools. There is also a plaque to the memory of a local referee killed in a tragic accident on his way to a league match.
The building used to be an integral part of the church but has been used as a factory by various companies in recent years.