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Hollins Green, Lancashire (13743)
The Chantry Chapel of Hollinfare was established by Hamlet Mascy in 1497 or 1498 so that prayers and masses would be offered for his soul. No doubt it was established in Hollins Green to meet the needs of the growing sett1ement there. The Massey family, Lords of the Manor and scions of the great Cheshire family will already have had a chapel their manor house at Rixton Old Hall. After the suppression of chantries, Hollinfare Chapel became a chapel of ease to Warrington Parish Church - - 7 milesaway, and it is probably at this time that it became known as St Helens. There seems to have been an interrupted ministry and it is on1y in the 18th century that this became continuous. The Church was extensively remodelled in 1734. At this time a school appears to have been provided by the minister. The first schoo1ing was provided by John Collier- the father of the Lancashire poet Tim Bobbin. Continuity of worship seems to have been provided by recruiting newly qualified ministers from Cambridge University. In the 1800Õs Hollins Green grew with the cotton industry, and with the draining of the mosslands to provide farmland and, with the railway so did Glazebrook. The chapel took on a growing role under 2 long serving Ministers- Peter Ste...

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