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Methodist Churches in Leicester

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In Leicester in Leicestershire, UK there been have been numerous places of worship of various denominations.[1] The following is a list of all Methodist churches, both open and closed:

Open churches[edit]

  • New Parks, Batersbee Road[2]
  • Bishop Street[3]
  • Blackbird Road, Epworth Hall
  • Cavendish Road, Aylestone Park (now Ecumenical church)
    Cavendish Road,now the Ecumenical Church of the Nativity. 2006
  • Claremont Street, Belgrave, Claremont Methodist Church
    Claremont Street Methodist Church. Former building, demolished 1994
  • Clarendon Park Road, Christchurch
  • Edgehill Road@All Saints
  • Mayflower Methodist Church, Ethel Road[4]
  • Harrison Road
  • Hartington Road, Wesley Hall
  • St Andrews Methodist Church, Glenfield Road East[5]
  • Trinity Methodist Church, Narborough Road[6]
  • Uppingham Road[7]
  • Wesley Hall

Closed churches[edit]

  • Alexander Street, Friars Chapel
  • Aylestone Road
  • Bath Street, Belgrave
  • Beaumanor Road, Beaumont Hall
  • Belgrave Gate
  • Belgrave Road / Syston Street
  • Belgrave Road, Belgrave Hall
  • Braunstone Gate / Thorpe Street
  • Bread Street, Clarence Hall
  • Bright Street
  • Carley Street
  • Catherine Street
  • Chandos Street
  • Chapel Lane, Knighton
  • Crown Street
  • Curzon Street, All Saints Methodist Church
  • Denman Street
  • Edgehill Road
  • Fosse Road North, St Nicholas Street Memorial Church
  • Foundry Lane, Bethel Chapel
  • Friday Street
  • George Street
  • Granby Street
  • Granby Street, Temperance Hall
  • Hill Street
  • Hinckley Road / Fosse Road South
  • Humberstone Road / Parry Street
  • Humberstone Road / Clyde Street
  • Leicester Street
  • London Road, St Pauls
  • Main Street, Humberstone
  • Melbourne Road, St Pauls
    Melbourne Road, St Pauls Methodist Church, 2005
  • Melbourne Road, Highfields Chapel
    Melbourne Road Methodist, Highfields Chapel, 2005
  • Metcalf Street
  • Millstone Lane, Tabernacle. The Millstone Lane church was the first Methodist church in Leicester, established in 1753, probably soon after John Wesley visited the city in 1753. Its services were held in a barn, which was replaced by a chapel by 1768. In 1793, use of a house in Southgate Street was obtained for ministers. The chapel was enlarged and rebuilt in 1878.[8]
  • Northgate Street
  • Osborne Street
  • Peel Street
  • Queens Road
  • St Nicholas Street
  • Saxby Street
  • Soar Lane
  • Southfields Drive, Southfields Hall
  • Vernon Road, Aylestone Park
  • Victoria Road East, New Humberstone Wesleyan Chapel
  • Vine Street
  • York Street (now York Road)

See also[edit]

  • Castle Donington Methodist Church
  • Great Glen Methodist Church
  • List of Methodist churches (world-wide, including England)


  1. http://www.laurel-house.co.uk/where-leicester-has-worshipped.html Where Leicester has Worshipped 2009
  2. https://www.newparksmethodist.org.uk/
  3. "Bishop Street Methodist Church - Home". www.bishopstreetchurch.org.uk.
  4. "Home | Mayflower Methodist Church". www.mayflowermethodistchurch.org.uk.
  5. "St Andrew's GRE – Leicester West Methodist Circuit".
  6. "Trinity Methodist Church, Oadby". www.oadbymethodist.co.uk.
  7. https://www.uppinghamroadmethodist.org.uk/
  8. "The ancient borough: Protestant Nonconformity: A History of the County of Leicester: Volume 4, the City of Leicester. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1958, pp.390-394. Republished by British History Online".

A Brief History of Free Churches in Leicestershire & Rutland, Rev A A Betteridge

In the Heart of the City: 150th anniversary of Bishop Street Methodist Chapel 1815-1965, Barry J Biggs, 1965

Souvenir of the Centenary of Primitive Methodism in Leicester, John Whittle and William S Leach, 1918

Methodism in Leicester 1851-1944: The Bishop Street Circuit, C H Morris, c1980

Places of Worship in the City of Leicester, Leicester Council of Faiths, 2004

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