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St Mark's
Worsley Brow, Worsley M28

St Mark's was endowed by the 1st Earl of Ellesmere as part of his efforts to improve the district. Built in Gothic Revival style, the church's architect was George Gilbert Scott, perhaps best known for the Albert Memorial. The foundation stone was laid on 15 June 1844 and was consecrated  on 2 July 1846. The Ellesmere Chapel commemorates the founder, the 1st Earl and his Countess - other members are buried in the vault below.

Find out more about St Marks and the clock that strikes 13!

Worsley Methodist Church
Barton Road, Worsley M28 2GX

Worsley Methodist Church is the oldest Methodist Church in the area and retains much of its original charm and character. The Worsley Society was first founded in 1784 and existed in Worsley flour mill (near the Delph) for a number of years until the chapel was built in 1801. The Sunday School was started in 1814 and brought education to the area, as many people could not read or write. Over the years the church and Sunday school have been at the centre of the community: in the past we have had cricket teams, tennis courts, drama productions, choirs, etc.

We are still a friendly and welcoming church that has close links with the community- we are represented on the Worsley Community Association and the Community Committee. As well as the weekly services we regularly hold special services : harvest , Easter and our famous Carol Service, when the church is beautifully decorated. The exterior of the chapel is also brightened by the hanging baskets as part of Worsley in Bloom. We have a monthly ladies meeting and a thriving Fun club which meets every Friday from 6-7pm for 5 to 11 year olds. A new venture is a Friendship Group where people can come and chat and enjoy light refreshments. This takes place on the second Wednesday of each month from 10-12 noon.

In the spring we host a series of Local History Talks and in the summer we take part in the Worsley Festival where we open for refreshments. The festival culminates in a service on Worsley Green, jointly held with our friends at St Marks. If you have the opportunity to visit the chapel during these times, please come and look round the historic building.  

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