METHODISM IN HOUGHTON
There appear to have been three different Methodist Churches in Houghton-le-Spring:
Primitive Methodist Chapel, Sunderland Street then Grey Horse Lane (aka Robinson Street) then Mautland Street; United Methodist Chapel, Nesham Place; and the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, William Street.
These occupied a variety of sites over the years, before being either demolished or amalgamated.
This section of the Houghton Heritage Society website looks at the evolution of the Methodist movement in Houghton-le-Spring, culminating in the building of a new Church on Mautland Street in 1980, the congregation of which prospers to this day.