The Churches of Britain and Ireland


Failsworth, Greater Manchester

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Dob Lane Chapel (Unitarian) off Morton Street. Interior view. Both Mike Berrell. The first chapel opened in 1662, and closed in 1878. The second chapel on the site opened in 1879. (Photos by Mike Berrell of paintings in the chapel, and reproduced by kind permission of the Chapel Secretary). Mike has also sent in scans of photos of the first chapel, and the second chapel, from his collection. The first chapel photo is from the book Historical Account of Dob Lane Chapel, Failsworth, and Its Schools, Manchester, by Alexander Gordon, M.A., published in 1904. SD 8836 0087. Added in 2023 - this Unitarian website says that the church has been closed, but not when.

The former Gospel Mission Hall on Church Street dates from 1888. Used by St. John's as a meeting hall. SD 8988 0173. Mike Berrell. Interior view, memorial with, (presumably) the foundation ceremony trowel beneath, and the church name sign, all Mike Berrell (2012).

The former Holy Trinity Church (CoE, closed ca. 2007), on Oldham Road. SD 8875 0104. Mike Berrell. The foundation stone, laid in 1908, and the War Memorial window, both Mike Berrell (2013).

Hope Methodist Church on Oldham Road stands on the site of a Wesleyan predecessor, pre-dating a map of 1910. SD 9009 0206. Mike Berrell. Interior view, Mike Berrell (2012). Link.

Independent Methodist Fellowship Church on Roman Road and Hedges Street. SD 9016 0162. Mike Berrell. Interior view, Mike Berrell (2012). Link.

Jewish Cemetery Ohel (Holy Law South Broughton Burial Board, 1919), on Cemetery Road and Laycock Crescent. SD 8995 0095. Mike Berrell (2011). Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2012).

The former Macedonia Congregational Church, on Ashton Road East. SD 901 0153. Now used as a carpet warehouse. Mike has photographed the rear of the building, as the front is a modern extension. Mike Berrell.

Macedonia United Reformed Church (formerly the Macedonia Congregational Church), on Ashton Road East. SD 9058 0133. Mike Berrell. Interior view, and a close-up of the plaque, both Mike Berrell (2012). Added in 2023 - this is also no longer the home for Macedonia URC. The church website gives their new church building as 21 Holt Lane (2021 Streetview). SD 9060 0121.

Since the photo was taken, New Life Church on Thorley Street has become !Audacious Church (exclamation mark is deliberate). SD 8990 0164. Mike Berrell. Added in 2023 - the church has been re-named again (or changed hands), and when seen by Streetview in 2020 was Dunamis Christian Church. Link.

St. John (CoE) on Oldham Rd. SD 8985 0168. Mike Berrell. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, all Mike Berrell (2010). Link.

St. Mary Immaculate (R.C.), on Clive Road. Its grade II listing dates it to 1963-7. SD 8966 0090. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, and an unusual and attractive font and baptistery, all Mike Berrell (2012). Link.

Salvation Army Community Church on Oldham Road. SD 900 019. Mike Berrell.

The Faithworks on Oldham Road. SD 890 011. Mike Berrell. Mike advises that the church went out of use, and was damaged in a fire in 2012, and is now derelict. News story.

The Holy Family (CoE and Methodist, dedicated 1971), on Lord Lane. SD 896 008. Mike Berrell. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, and the dedication plaque, all Mike Berrell (2012). Link.

Woodhouses Church (CoE) on Ashton Road was built as a National School in 1871. Interior view (taken through a window). SD 913 009. Both Mike Berrell (2011).

Zion Baptist Church (Old Baptist Union) on Coronation Rd. SD 892 005. Mike Berrell. Another view, Mike Berrell (2012).





13 October 2023

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