Dukinfield Bridge

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Dukinfield Hall

Fairfield Moravian Settlement


Members' Visits 2020 - Open to everyone - no charge

Saturday, 7th March at 11.00am

St John the Evangelist - Waterloo Road / Bellott Street
Cheetham, Manchester M8 0AZ

The church was built between 1869 and 1871, and designed by the Lancaster architects Paley and Austin. Its estimated cost was 10,000 (equivalent to nearly 1 million today), and was paid for by Lewis Loyd, a member of the banking house of Jones Loyd and Company of London. As originally built, the church seated 600 people. The west porch was added in 1894. The church is in the Romanesque style with a massive tower topped with a pyramidal roof. There is some good window glass including windows be CE Kempe and some interesting mosaic work in the apse and at the west end.

Saturday, 13th June at 11.00am

St Paul - Moor Lane, Kersal Moor, Salford M7 3WX

Pevsner says of the church 'A church of great archaeological ambition, with ostentatious use of irregular masonry (one can only imagine the bemusement of the masons)'. The church was built to designs by the architect, Andrew Trimen in 1852 in a variety of styles with a tower and spire said to be based on the towers of Magdalen College in Oxford and Carisbrooke Parish Church on the Isle of Wight. The building was badly damaged in an arson attack in 1987 and lost its clerestory in the re-building by Downs and Variava.

Much of the stained glass was also lost with just the east wi ndow and the north transept window surviving along with some reset fragments. Two WJ Pearce 'Vitremure' panels depicting episodes in the life of St Paul flank the east window which is thought to be by Shrigley and Hunt. The AGM will be held during this visit.

Saturday, 3rd October at 11.00am

St Thomas - St Thomas Circle, Werneth, Oldham OL8 1LD

We have visited St Thomas's before in April 2009 but it was an evening visit and so we were unable to see the splendid stained glass properly. The church has also recently completed a re-ordering scheme which they want us to see. The church was built in 1853/55 to designs by Andrew Trimen but after a court case about the stone to be used the church was finished by local architect, George Shaw. The church stands as the centrepiece of a planned suburb on a hill overlooking Manchester and with its spire visible over a wide area. It contains a fairly unique set of furnishings with much of it by Shaw along with stained glass by a number of firms.

Makes a note of the dates, - come along, - bring a friend & a packed lunch ALL ARE WELCOME

Revd Brian Hartley
21 Penryn Avenue
Tel: 01706 849132
Website: www.manchesterchurches.btck.co.uk