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PATMOS CONGREGATIONALIST CHAPEL

TODMORDEN

 
 

Please click on the photo for an enlargement

The chapel was founded in 1816 by the Methodist New Connextion. The Congregational Church purchased the chapel along with the Manse and school in 1841 for the sum of £1,250. The Rev. Robert Stevens was the first Minister.

By 1878, the building had become too small, so the congregation moved out to the Sobriety Hall for a period of 12 months whilst the chapel was demolished and a new one built.

 

The corner stone of the new chapel was laid on 8th June 1878, the Sunday school opened in April 1879 and the chapel in the September. The new chapel was Romanesque, designed by architect Joseph Dewhirst of Vale House.

The chapel closed its doors and was demolished in the 1970's. However, the ground was landscaped and made into a charming Memorial Garden that contains a handful of graves and a war memorial.

 

The baptisms 1816 to 1836, and the burials 1825 to 1835 are held in Touchstones Local Studies Library in Rochdale,

opposite the Town Hall

http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/

Living/Libraries.asp?URL=local

 

The Memorial Inscriptions and details of the war memorials and

roll of honour are below.

   

Memorial Inscriptions at Patmos Chapel Memorial Garden

 
 

In memory of Mary daughter of the late William and Annie HOLDEN

of Myrtle Street, Todmorden

who departed this life July 9th 1860 aged 20 years.

 

In memory of Annie Moody the beloved child of Edward and Ann POTTER of Todmorden

who died January 22nd 1862 aged 2 years 3 months.

Jesus called a little child unto him

 

Sacred to the memory of William WHITAKER, blacksmith, of Toad Carr

who died on the 20th day of January 1825

aged 62 years.

Also of Mally his wife who died May 6th 1833

aged 72 years.

 

In memory of Abigail wife of George FLEMING

born in the parish of Stone, Staffordshire

May 20th 1776

and died in this village July 23rd MDCCCLI (1851)

 
 

MEMORIAL FOR THE 1939-45 WAR

 

located in the memorial garden on the site of the old chapel

 

Also in affectionate remembrance of

William Y Barker

Denis Beavon

Harold Clapham

Ronald Greenwood

Arthur Kershaw

Tom Mills

Who gave their lives in the war

1939-45

Greater Love Hath No Man Than This

   
MEMORIAL FOR THE 1914-1918 WAR
   

To the Glory of God and in loving memory

of the honoured men of Patmos

Joseph Martin 1915

Willie C Constance

John A Cockroft 1916

John Firth

Joseph E Sunderland

John Butterworth

John W Firth

Fred Holden 1917

Abraham Kay

William Dawson

Albert Seal

Robert Suthers

Henry Atkinson

Albert Farrar 1918

Charles A Suthers

George Sunderland

Wilbert Sunderland 1919

Patmos men who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1919

They died for us.

   
ROLL OF HONOUR FOR THE 1914-1918 WAR
   

The Roll of Honour board was removed from Patmos Chapel and hung at Christ Church, Todmorden

The photograph is owned by Richard Jeffery who has generously given his permission for it to be used on our site.

   

Please click on the photograph for an enlargement

ROLL OF HONOUR

Names of scholars past and present of the Sunday School, and members of the congregation who joined the colours in response to the call of King and Country in connection with the European War 1914-1918.

* Killed in action or died on

active service

 
 

Harry Atkinson *

Charles W. Baldwin

Allan Barker

Helliwell Barker

Herbert H. Barker

Norman Bastow

Edward L. Bentley

John Bentley

Norman Brown

John Butterworth *

George Clark

John A. Cockroft *

Charles E. Constance

Willie C. Constance *

Charles Crossley

John F. Crossley

Tom W. Crossley

T. Will Crossley

Harold Dawson

Willie Dawson *

Edwin Duffield

Albert Farrar *

Edgar Fielden

Harry Firth

John Firth *

John W. Firth *

Percy Firth

H. A. F. Glass

L. C. A. H. Glass

Charles Howorth

Herbert Howorth

Harry Heaton

Arthur Holden

Fred Holden *

Fred Holt

Louis B. Ingham

Fred Johnson

Abram Kay *

John M. Landless

Fred Lister

Edward Lord

Tom E. Lord

Joseph Martin *

James Nuttall

Albert Ratcliffe

John Ratcliffe

Norman Ratcliffe

Walter Ratcliffe

Willie Ratcliffe

Frank Rule

Albert Seal *

Herbert Southwell

James W. Stephenson

Alfred B. Sunderland

George Sunderland *

John W. Sunderland

Joseph E. Sunderland *

Wilbert Sunderland

Frank Sutcliffe

Harry Sutcliffe

Frank Suthers

Robert Suthers *

Harry Taylor

Sam Taylor

Frank Tout

Willie Whitehead

Ernest Wilkinson

George Wadsworth

Fred Wilcock

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