A Short History of South Chadderton Methodist Church
Oldham & Saddleworth Circuit
The present church in the Oldham and Saddleworth Circuit, part of the Manchester and Stockport District, came into existence in January 1966 with the amalgamation of 4 churches, (Cowhill, Eaves Lane, Washbrook and Turf Lane) with members from Edward Street joining following the closure of their church in 1967.
The amalgamation came about primarily because of ageing and declining congregations, lack of finance and poor maintenance of the buildings.
In September 1951 Rev Roy Dew, was appointed to the then Oldham West Circuit, to wo