Located on the main road (B5375) through Appley Bridge, an expanding commuter village on the outskirts of Wigan, the church was built in 1859. It was extended a number of times over the next 50 years. In 1971 a sports hall and other facilities were added when it merged with a neighbouring church and adopted the present name.
Whilst still retaining its traditional old village atmosphere, a variety of worship styles are offered. Sunday Worship is at 10.00 a.m. and varies from week to week. Each month we celebrate Holy Communion and may also include Baptisms. Other Sundays we have traditional style worship lead by local preachers or by our own worship leaders. We also have services appropriate for All-Age-Worship. On the first Wednesday of each month there is a quieter, meditative, service at 7.30 p.m.
During the week there are activities for all ages:
- Girls Brigade (Monday) and Boys Brigade (Thursday) Groups are not currently meeting.
- For the adults there is a Craft Class on Tuesday afternoon (September - March).
- House Groups and Prayer Groups meet in various homes.
Vale Methodist Church, Skull House Lane, Appley Bridge, Wigan WN6 9DJ