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Jirah Chapel

Chapel St, Orrell, Orrell

Listed Date: 00/00/0000
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At Risk: No

Description

It's beginnings were in 1848 when a group left the Church of England, dissatisfied with the preaching.  After initially holding meetings in a house, they rented a room.  Numbers rose and in 1851 five of those meeting together wanted to be baptised and formally constituted into a church.

In 1863 and the beginning of 1864 there was quite an increase in attendance and financial support. The room had become too small and cramped so it was decided to build a chapel. One of the members of the congregation, Jane Farrimond, gave the land needed