Lancaster Methodist Church

War Memorials

Methodism first began in Lancaster in 1794. Lancaster Methodist Church came into being on Easter Sunday 2001 when 3 churches within the city of Lancaster amalgamated –

Wesley Methodist Church (opened 1806)
Greaves Methodist Church (opened 1909)
Marsh Wesleyan Chapel (opened 1887)

A few years later Skerton Methodist Church (opened 1858) also became part of the amalgamation.
The Church has 2 premises – the former Greaves building on Scotforth Rd and The Cornerstone, the former Wesley church building in Dalton Square. Memorials from all 4 churches plus that from a previously closed church – Moor Lane, are displayed together in one of the corners of the main church premises in Scotforth Road, Lancaster.

The Memorials

Wesley Methodist Church

John Davis Bell   E A Oglethorpe
Walter Baxendale   Leslie W Parker
Stephen Clarke   John Rawes
John G Clarke   Reginald Stamper
A S Christian   Charles Stirzaker
Robert A Cole   Henry Stirzaker
Herbert Dobson   W M Sarginson
Robert Hull   John E Swindells
Oswald A Hodgson   William Topping
J H M Ireland   A Woodhouse
Benjamin Leyland   Andrew Yule

These at the call of King and Country left all that was dear to them. Endured hardship, faced danger and finally passed out of the sight of men by the path of duty and self-sacrifice

1914 – 1918

The darkness passeth away and the true light already shineth John 2 v6

Skerton Methodist Church

Roll of Honour

1914 – 1918

To the Glory of God and affectionate remembrance of the members of Skerton Wesley Church, Choir and School, who gave their lives for the cause of righteousness and freedom.


Charles Hewitson  
Robert Malley  
John Turner Price  
Charles Stilling  
Edward B Dixon
Samuel Braddock  James Plowman

William Battersby  Edwin Prickett

Stanley Davies      Frederick Price

Spencer Elliot       Thomas D Price

John Liver             Charles Pye

Thomas Lupton     Harry Slinger

Harry Lytham        George Woods

Albert Love

Wesley Methodist Church memorial
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Skerton Methodist Church Memorial
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Greaves Methodist Church Memorial
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Marsh Methodist Church Memorial
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Moor Lane Memorial
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Comments about this page

  • Moor Lane was the Primitive Methodist chapel in Lancaster.

    By Philip Thornborow (25/05/2018)