Longholme Methodist, Bacup Road

Longholme Methodist, Bacup Road, Rossendale, Lancashire BB4 7NF View on map

Longholme Methodist Church, designed by James Simpson of Leeds and built in 1842 by the Whitehead Brothers. The worship area was originally designed to hold 1300 people in 1962. The gallery was floored to create a peaceful upstairs worship area for 350. The original curved gallery benches and ornate period ceiling remain.


Opening Arrangements

Monday 9.30am - 12.30pm; Tuesday, Thursday 9.30am - 11.30am; Saturday 9.30am - 12 noon. Closed on Bank Holidays and school holidays.


From Manchester M66 nth to Rawtenstall, then A681 to Bacup-Todmorden, church set back on left (50 yards). Train: Blackburn (11 miles), Burnley, Manchester Road (10 miles), Accrington (8 miles), Manchester Piccadilly (22 miles). Bus: X43 from Manchester, X43 from Nelson-Colne-Burnley, 464 from Accrington, 464 from Rochdale.

Parking Spaces


Public car park (3 hour disc parking) free. James Street, 2 minute walk to rear of church.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes