The Churches of Britain and Ireland

Stalybridge, Greater Manchester

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Plaque commemorating the now-demolished Convent of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Bordeaux, which stood on Castle Hall Close. SJ 965 981. Mike Berrell.

Holy Trinity and Christ Church on Market Street. SJ 963 986. June Fitzgerald. Another view. Mike Berrell (2010). Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, all Mike Berrell (2013). Grade II listed.

Millbrook Methodist Church, formerly Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, on Chapelfold Close and Fitzroy Street. SJ 979 995. Mike Berrell. A 2011 Streetview shows that the building was for sale at that time. Another view.

The vanished Mount Tabor Methodist New Connexion Chapel stood on Besom Lane, Millbrook. This old photo shows a group preparing for a march or celebration, carrying a banner with an image of either the Sunday School or church, probably the latter. From Mike Berrell's Collection. According to this website, the chapel was founded in 1882, but the date of closure and demolition are not known at present. They also give the location as being at grid ref. SJ 980 995. Howard Richter has been able to find a few scant details about the church - a document of 1940 refers to it as "United", so presumably United Methodist. By the time of a 1965 O.S. map, it was serving as the Sunday School for Millbrook Methodist Church. A modern Streetview of the site.

Revival Church (Pentecostal) on Huddersfield Road, Millbrook. SD 9809 0004. Mike Berrell (2014). Howard Richter has advised that the church is now known as Revive Church. Link.

St. George (CoE) on Church Walk; consecrated in 1840. SJ 962 989. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2013). Link. A photo of Old St. George's Church (1888 - 1967) at Cocker Hill hangs in the present church. SJ 965 987. Reproduced by kind permission of the church; photo Mike Berrell (2013). Despite being known as Old St. George's, two buildings preceded it; the original was built in 1776 and fell down only two years later. This was succeeded a few years afterwards by the second, which suffered from the effects of nearby tunnelling and railway building, when a landslip made it unsafe. More history here. Grade II listed.

St. James (CoE) on Huddersfield Road, Millbrook. SJ 9810 9985. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2010). Another view, Philip Kapp. Link. Grade II listed.

St. Matthew on Dean Street. SJ 964 985. It wasn't built as a church, as this plaque explains, and it was re-named as St. Matthew after a former church which used to stand on Lord Street. Both Mike Berrell (2013).

St. Paul on Huddersfield Road. SJ 9717 9872. June Fitzgerald. Another view. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2011). Grade II listed.

St. Peter (R.C.) on Castle Hall Close. SJ 965 981. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2011).

St. Raphael the Archangel (R.C., 1963) on Huddersfield Road, Millbrook. SD 9814 0004. Mike Berrell. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, Christ carrying the cross, some striking modern stained glass, and an equally striking modern font, all Mike Berrell (2011). Another view, Philip Kapp. Mike advises that this closed in 2011 (news story), and that there were moves to demolish it (news story),  but the grade II listing, which only happened in 2011, prevented its demolition. Following the closure, the Parish Hall was used for services, though Mike's impression was that it was perhaps no longer in use as it seemed somewhat uncared for. Mike Berrell (2014). Howard Richter has advised that the church was offered for sale in 2017 (news story) and that it remains so in 2019.

Former Salvation Army Hall on West Street, now a dentist's. SJ 958 988. Rob Brettle. By 2013 when Mike visited, it had been converted to residential use. Mike Berrell (2013).

Stalybridge Congregational Church on Baker Street. The foundation stone was laid in 1999. Two interior views - 1, 2, and the fine war memorial. SJ 967 984. All Mike Berrell (2013). Link.

Stalybridge Methodist Church, on High Street. SJ 960 982. Mike Berrell. Interior view, Mike Berrell (2013).

Stalybridge Unitarian Church on Forester Drive. SJ 965 981. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Anne Smith (2012).

 

 

 

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04 March 2023

Steve Bulman