The Congregational Church, The Green
By the end of the nineteenth century the Congregationalists, the oldest of Ossett’s Nonconformist denominations, had three churches in the town – the Green, Flushdyke and High Street, Gawthorpe. Of these churches the most imposing was at the Green. Opened in 1883, it was the third place of worship since 1731 on the site. Its architect, J.P. Pritchett of Darlington, used the Gothic style for the new church. Earlier generations of Congregationalists might not have approved. As one Congregationalist said: ‘Now in Ossett they have got a Congregational church, but at one time had they styled their sanctuary a church and a spire upon it … a shudder would have run through many of their brethren.’ The cost of the new church was £6,000, £4,000 of which had been raised by the time it opened.