Zion Congs Wibsey

Zion Congregationalist Church, Wibsey

The chapel, opened in 1841 was the first purpose built place of worship in Wibsey.  The congregation had been worshipping in the building on Holroyd Hill formerly used by the Antimonians since 1827.  A Sunday School was added in 1863 and the church itself was extended in 1888. In 1973 it became Wibsey United Reformed Church, following the amalgamation of the Congregational and Presbyterian denominations.  The church closed in 1985 and has since been demolished.  The graveyard has been cleared of monuments, though the interments remain intact.

Baptisms date from 1843 and Burials from 1923, but see notes on graveyard in Monuments section. These records are currently under transcription.

One of our transcribers has done some cross referencing of the various burial and grave entries for Zion and is happy to share this information with interested researchers.  If you would like to be put in touch, please contact info@sblha.com in the first instance.


AA pdf file of the booklet produced to celebrate the centenary 1842 to 1942 is available if you email info@sblha.com for a copy.