The Churches of Britain and Ireland


Rochdale, Greater Manchester

Rochdale on Wikipedia.

Churches at Bamford, Belfield, Castleton, Healey, Newbold, Newhey, Norden, Spotland, Wardleworth.

All Saints on Foxholes Road, Hamer. Interior view. Both Mike Berrell. The following two are photos taken by Mike, of photos kept in the church, and reproduced with their kind permission. 1, 2. Grade II listed.

The former Brethren Church on Nuttall Street, now in secular use. SD 902 132. Mike Berrell.

Chapel, Herbert Smith Funeral Director, on Sandy Lane. Interior view. SD 881 139. Both Mike Berrell (2010).

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on Manchester Road. SD 893 125. Mike Berrell.

The former Congregational Church on Moore Street was sold in 2011. SD 898 131. Mike Berrell. Grade II listed - link.

Cutgate Particular Baptist Church (1845, re-built in 1881) on Edenfield Road, Cutgate. Interior view. A restrained and dignified memorial to the war dead. SD 876 140. All Mike Berrell.

Golden Mosque (under construction, 2008) on Mitchell Street. SD 890 135. Mike Berrell.

Hebron Pentecostal Church and Christian Centre on Falinge Road. SD 893 139. Mike Berrell. Link.

Holy Family (R.C.) on Mornington Road. Interior view. SD 900 111. Both Mike Berrell. Link.

Hope Particular Baptist Church (1810, extended 1848) on Hope Street. SD 897 139. Mike Berrell. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, all Gerard Charmley (2017). Grade II* listed.

Jamalia Jame Mosque on Trafalgar Street. SD 904 138. Mike Berrell.

Jamia Ghausia Mosque on Albion Road. SD 889 123. Mike Berrell.

Kirkholt Community Church (1959) on Daventry Road. SD 897 112. Mike Berrell.

Methodist Church on Jarvis Street, dating from 1887. SD 898 143. Mike Berrell.

Open Door Baptist Church, Horse Carrs, Shawclough Road. Two interiors - 1, 2. SD 889 145. All Mike Berrell (2014). Link.

Our Lady of Czestochowa and Maximillian Kolbe (Polish R.C.), Westfield Church, on Manchester Road. Interior view.  SD 8898 1217. Both Mike Berrell (2016).

Rochdale Cemetery Chapel on Bury Road. SD 880 131. Rochdale Crematorium Chapel. Two interior views - 1, 2. SD 880 133. All Mike Berrell (2010).

Rochdale Infirmary on Whitheall Street, St. Luke's Chapel, and the Muslim Prayer Room. SD 895 141. Both Mike Berrell.

St. Chad on Sparrow Hill. SD 896 131. Mike Berrell. Another view. Stuart Mackrell. Link. Grade II* listed.

St. Edmund (1870-3) on Clement Royds Street, Falinge. Made redundant in 2007, and now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust (link, which has several interior photographs), the church is unique in showing so much overt Masonic symbolism. SD 891 138. Mike Berrell. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, the elaborate font and lectern, a window, and the blue plaque. The appointment of a vicar preceded the opening of the church - see the list of vicars. All Mike Berrell (2014). Link. Grade I listed.

St. George on Bury Road. SD 884 131. Mike Berrell.

St. James on Thornham Lane, Thornham. SD 913 097. Mike Berrell.

St. John the Baptist (R.C.) on Dowling Street. Interior view. SD 898 128. Both Mike Berrell.

St. Luke, on Salkeld Street and Luke Street, Deeplish. This was formerly the Sunday School. Interior view. SD 898 123. Both Mike Berrell.

St. Mary on Oldham Road, Balderstone. SD 904 116. Mike Berrell. Three interior views- 1, 2, 3, all Mike Berrell (2013).

St. Patrick (R.C., 1969, dedicated 1995) on Elliott Street. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, and the modern coloured windows. SD 9006 1397. All Mike Berrell (2016).

St. Thomas (CoE) on Gainsborough Drive, Kirkholt. SD 895 110. SD 937 118. Mike Berrell. Link.

Salvation Army Hall. It stands on the site of this older S.A. Hall. Both Rob Brettle.

Syke Methodist Church (originally United Methodist Free Church) on Syke Road, Syke. Two interior views - 1, 2. Mike explains that the chapel is on what was originally the first floor of the chapel, at gallery-level. A new floor was put in, which was designed to be removable for large events, but is now a fixture. Two old photos show the chapel at an earlier date, and the an earlier layout of the furnishings. Both reproduced by kind permission of the church, and all photos Mike Berrell (2010). SD 899 158.

Trinity Methodist Church (1982) on William Henry Street. Interior view. A Wesleyan Methodist Chapel previously stood on the same site. Both Mike Berrell.

Ukrainian Autocephalic Orthodox Church of St. Pokrova on Water Street. SD 901 134. Mike Berrell.

Ukrainian Catholic Church of St. Mary and St. James on Yorkshire Street, originally St. James (Anglican, 1821; became Ukrainian in 1975). SD 8995 1377. Stuart Mackrell. Grade II listed.

Unitarian Chapel on Clover Street. SD 894 136. Mike Berrell.

Unitarian Church on Blackwater Street. Founded 1717 as Presbyterian, it was closed and demolished in 1972. SD 895 135. This, and many other old engravings on this website, are reproduced from the downloadable books on the Unitarian Church Headquarters website here. The books are Pictures of Unitarian Churches by Emily Sharpe (1901) and the 1914 edition of Nonconformist Church Architecture by Ronald P. Jones M.A, (Oxon), and the images are reproduced by kind permission of James Barry of Unitarian Church Headquarters. My appreciation also to Mike Berrell for his efforts in this regard.

Zion Baptist Church (1899) on Milkstone Road, Deeplish. SD 899 123. Mike Berrell.

Bamford Chapel U.R.C. on Norden Road. SD 860 125. Ina Penneyston. Another view, Mike Berrell (2012). Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2013). Link. Grade II listed.
St. Michael. Rodney Hall. Another view, and two interiors - 1, 2, all Mike Berrell (2012). Link.

St. Ann on Milnrow Road, Belfield. SD 916 133. Mike Berrell (2012). Grade II listed - link.

Castleton Moor Methodist Church on Manchester Road dates from 1966. SD 881 108. Mike Berrell.
The former Independent Chapel (1876 - 2003), on Heywood Road. Now in use as a nursery. SD 879 105. Mike Berrell.
St. Aidan (1883) on Manchester Road, Sudden. SD 883 117. Mike Berrell. Interior view, Ina Penneyston, and reproduced with her kind permission. Two additional interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2012). Link. Grade II* listed.
St. Gabriel and All Angels (R.C.) on Milne Street. SD 882 107. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2016).
St. Martin, on Manchester Road. SD 885 102. Mike Berrell. Another view, and two interiors - 1, 2, all Mike Berrell (2014). Link. Grade II listed.
Former Salvation Army Hall on Hillcrest Road, now in industrial use. Rob Brettle.

Christ Church on Gandy Lane. SD 885 157. Both Mike Berrell. Another view, and two interior views- 1, 2, all Mike Berrell (2012). Link.
Thrum Hall Methodist Church on Thrum Hall Lane, Healey. SD 889 154. Mike Berrell. Link.

Newbold Baptist Church on Milnrow Road. SD 907 130. Mike Berrell (2012). Link.
Sacred Heart (R.C.). on Kingsway. SD 9144 1323. Mike Berrell (2012). Another view (R.C.) and two interiors - 1, 2. All Mike Berrell (2016). Link.
St. Peter (1871) on St. Peter's Street. SD 907 128. Mike Berrell (2012). Link. Grade II listed - link.

Ogden Baptist Church (1972) on Cedar Lane. SD 936 114. Mike Berrell (2012).
St. Thomas (1876). SD 937 117. Philip Kapp. Interior view, and pulpit, both Mike Berrell (2007). St. Thomas was badly damaged in an arson attack in December 2007. The 14-year old set fire to the oil tank at the rear of the church. The church's website has photos of the fire damage, as well as details of the Restoration Appeal. Another view, Mike Berrell (2012).
The former Wesleyan Chapel behind Cedar Lane. Dating from before 1895 (when it shows on an old map, it closed in the 1930's, and is now in secular use. Another view. Both Dorothy Bintley.

Norden Methodist Church, formerly Wesleyan Methodist (built ca. 1857), on Edenfield Road. SD 867 142. Mike Berrell. Interior view, Mike Berrell (2013). Link.
Norden U.R.C., which was formerly the school (built 1885), on Forsyth Street. The original church has been demolished. SD 862 146. Mike Berrell.
St. Paul on Edenfield Road. SD 860 146. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2010).
St. Vincent De Paul (R.C.1974) on Caldershaw Road. A colourful modern window. SD 871 141. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2016). Link.

St. Clement on Willbutts Lane. Interior view. A Lewis Vulliamy church, completed in 1835, and funded by Parliament as part of the "Million Act". The East Window was installed in 1861 and made by Messrs. Chadwick of Oakenrod. SD 884 139. Both Mike Berrell. Two further interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2010).
Spotland Methodist Church (originally United Methodist Free Church) on Rooley Moor Road. SD 883 142. Mike Berrell (2010).

Former Baptist Church (disused) on West Street (formerly Town Meadows), Wardleworth. SD 901 137. Mike Berrell.
Christadelphian Hall on Yorkshire Street, Wardleworth. SD 904 140. Mike Berrell.
The former Mission Church of the Good Shepherd, on Entwisle Road, Wardleworth, dates from 1895. Ceased to be a church in 1997, and is now in secular use. SD 906 137. Mike Berrell.
St. Mary (Ukrainian Catholic Church) on Yorkshire Street was formerly St. James' Church (CoE). SD 899 138. Mike Berrell.
St. Mary in the Baum (1911, CoE) on St. Mary's Gate and Toad Lane. SD 896 136. Stuart Mackrell. Another view, Mike Berrell (2008). Two interiors - 1, 2, the altar and East window, and the handsome eagle lectern, all Mike Berrell (2014). Link. Grade II* listed.





13 October 2023

Steve Bulman

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