Arts & Crafts Church

The Arts & Crafts Church – Long Street Methodist, Middleton, Lancashire

Long Street Methodist is a stunning Arts & Crafts masterpiece. It comprises a church, school and lecture hall set around a garden and is part of Middleton’s Golden Cluster of heritage. These beautiful buildings blend rustic Arts and Crafts and elegant art nouveau and are a ‘must see’ for lovers of the Movement’s architecture.

The designer, Edgar Wood, created some of the most exciting architecture of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. He pioneered art nouveau in the late 1880s, Arts & Crafts in the 1890s and art deco in the early 1900s.

Sunday Worship

Sunday morning services are weekly at 11.00am. See Services.

The Methodist Church has online prayer and worship resources which can be  on there are details of services, worship materials and prayers

Access and Getting here

Wheelchair Access – Due to substantial changes in levels across the site, wheelchair access is presently limited to around 50% of the interior and not the garden. Disabled toilets are available.

Car – For SatNavs the address is Long Street Methodist Church, Lever Street, Middleton, Manchester, M24 5UE.

Park on nearby Market Place car park with the postcode of M24 6AE. This has 3 hours free parking – remember to display a ticket from the machine which gives your time of arrival.

Access by car from outside the area is via the M60 and M62 which provide main routes from the north, south, east and west. Car parking is at the rear on Lever Street.

Bus – The No. 17 bus between Manchester and Rochdale passes adjacent along Long Street (alight at Jubilee Park/Middleton Library) and Middleton Bus Station is also within walking distance.

Train – The nearest railway station is Mills Hill, a mile and a half east of Middleton centre. It lies on the Caldervale Line between Manchester and Leeds.

About Us

Long Street Methodist Church is part of the Manchester Methodist Circuit.  It is a friendly and welcoming church with regular Sunday services, a weekday prayer meeting and regular events. The Minister is Rev. Sharon Read, telephone number 01706 691238.

Edgar Wood Society is dedicated to promoting the work of Edgar Wood and his contemporaries and the accurate restoration of Long Street Methodist Church and and School. It hosts an annual programme of events, workshops and visits to places of interest. See 

Greater Manchester Building Preservation Trust is the building preservation trust which owns the Long Street Methodist Church and School buildings and is actively seeking their repair and restoration. See

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