Archives – Bolton (High Street)

We currently do not have any images of Bolton High Street Independent Methodist Church in our archives. If you have any photographs that we could use, please contact our Archivist at the Registered Office address. Thank you

Bolton High Street Independent Methodist Church was established 1892.  It closed in 1962 and is now used (2019) as a Polish Roman Catholic Church – “The Church of the Good Shepherd”.

In the archives, we hold the following items from this church:

  • Printed Histories: (Grand Empire Bazaar (inc. history) 1924; Diamond Jubilee Booklet 1954)
  • Church Minutes and correspondence, etc.: (Minute Book 1892 – 1895; Correspondence – a few items
  • Rules: (Sunday School Rule Book 1892 (in pamphlets box)
  • Miscellaneous: (Stonelaying Ceremony 1893; Typescript account of opening (from Bolton Evening News) 1894; Typescript account of Bazaar (from Bolton Chronicle) 1896; “Joseph and his brethren” (sacred drama) 1899; Typescript account of Jubilee Anniversary Services 1944; Cutting from Bolton Journal and Guardian Re Diamond Jubilee 1954; Cutting from Bolton Evening News re closure 1962; Anniversary programme 1959; Programmes of annual “Sermons” 1894 – 1901);
  • Photographs: (External photos of chapel, post-closure)
  • Memorial Service Programmes: (Robert Rimmer 1939, Robert C. Barnes 1961)