The Churches of Britain and Ireland

  Audenshaw, Greater Manchester

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The former Guide Lane Methodist Church, on Guide Lane and Chapel Street, was originally the Guide Lane Wesleyan Chapel. SJ 9261 9689. Mike Berrell. A close-up of the figure above the door, and the defaced sign. Mike Berrell (2011). Allan Arrowsmith has advised (2011) that the building is now in use as children's' day nursery, and that a new church (ecumenical) has been built on the site of the demolished Red Hall Methodist Church on Audenshaw Road (see below), and that this has replaced Guide Lane and Red Hall Methodist Churches, and the U.R.C. (listed below).

The demolished Red Hall Methodist Church (Methodist New Connexion, 1876, later United Methodist) which stood on Audenshaw Road. SJ 9163 9720. It succeeded an older chapel of 1783 at a different location (SJ 914 970), which had to be demolished to make way for a reservoir. This old drawing of the chapel is from a 1982 bi-centenary flower festival programme ("Red Hall, Our Heritage") belonging to Allan Arrowsmith, though there is no copyright information. Allan Arrowsmith. A date-stone commemorating Red Hall Chapel was built into the reservoir dam. Mike Berrell (2015). See also the entry above, and the first Trinity Church (below). Link.

St. Hilda (CoE), on Denton Road. SJ 9226 9633. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2. Both Mike Berrell (2012). Link.

St. Paul (R.C.), on Stockport Road, Guide Bridge. SJ 9252 9765. Mike Berrell. Allan Arrowsmith has advised (2011) that this church, which was originally a cinema, is now closed.

St Paul Ukrainian Church and Club on Stockport Road, Guide Bridge. A plaque. SJ 9273 9786. Both Mike Berrell (2016).

St. Stephen (CoE), on Audenshaw Road, Guide Bridge. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3. SJ 9245 9759. All Mike Berrell. Link.

This photo of Trinity Church on Audenshaw Road was taken in 2006; the building has since been demolished. Rob Brettle (2006). This photo is evidently of the same building as Red Hall Methodist Church (above), as Mike Berrell has pointed out. This Trinity must be on the same site as the Trinity Church in the next entry, as the gateposts from the earlier building still survive. So was Red Hall Methodist Church re-named as Trinity Church at some point?

The new Trinity Church Audenshaw (2008, Methodist and U.R.C. Church Partnership) was built on the site of the above church. Two interior views - 1, 2, and the dedication plaque. Some of the retained headstones have been laid flat. SJ 9163 9720. All Mike Berrell (2011). Facebook.

A United Methodist Church shows on a map of 1898 on Trafalgar Square and Hamilton Street at SJ 9289 9814. Later maps show that it survived in active use at least into the mid-20th century, but it has since been demolished. West End Methodist Methodist Church (2023 Streetview) now stands on its site, accessed from Fitzroy Street, on a different alignment. Link.

The former U.R.C. on Bridge Street and Mount Pleasant Road, now in secular use. Older maps label it as Independent Chapel before which what appears to have been the same building is labelled as School. SJ 9268 9733. Mike Berrell.









07 March 2024

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