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Levens Local History Group

Churches in Levens

Levens was originally part of the Parish of Heversham. Our church, St John the Evangelist, was built between 1824 and 1827 and held its first service in 1828. Mrs. Howard of Levens Hall met the construction cost, and she also funded the building of a parsonage, demolished in 1964.

The original Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was founded in 1795. The old building, on what is now Old Chapel Lane, has been converted to flats. A new Wesleyan Chapel was opened on 14 July 1892. See extracts from the diaries of Joseph A. Barnes (Methodist Minister) relating to the fundraising, building and opening of the chapel.

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