The Churches of Britain and Ireland


Urmston, Greater Manchester

Urmston on Wikipedia.

Churches in Dumplington.

The Baptist Church as illustrated in a fund-raising leaflet in 1906. Engraving reproduced by kind permission of the present Church. Mike Berrell.

Brethren in Christ Church meet at Humphrey Park Community Centre on Humphrey Lane. SJ 780 949. Mike Berrell (2015). Link.

Catholic Church of the English Martyrs (R.C.) on Roseneath Rd. Interior view. SJ 765 947. Both Mike Berrell. Since Mike took the photos, the church has been re-named as Our Lady and the English Martyrs', and it now also looks rather different. Two further interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2015).

Cemetery Chapel, Jewish Cemetery. SJ 773 947. Mike Berrell.

The former Congregational Church, as illustrated in 1900, stood on Flixton Rd. and Wycliffe Rd. and is now demolished. The congregation, now united with the Baptists, meet at the Greenfield Church (See below). SJ 763 946. Engraving reproduced by kind permission of the present Church. Mike Berrell.

Evangelical Church on Higher Road. Another view. Both Alan Taylor.

The Greenfield Church (Baptist & Congregational) on Primrose Avenue dates from 1903. SJ 767 947. Mike Berrell. Interior view, Mike Berrell (2015).

Kingdom Hall (Jehovah's Witnesses) on Higher Road. SJ 773 947. Mike Berrell.

Methodist Church on George Street. SJ 773 946. Mike Berrell (2014). Interior view, Mike Berrell (2015). There were two earlier Methodist Chapels, also on George Street, the earliest shown here, and its successor here. My appreciation to the Church for allowing Mike to take these photos of pictures of the chapels. Photograph Mike Berrell (2015).

St. Clement on Manor Avenue was consecrated in 1868. SJ 768 943. This old (1874) photo is from "A History of the Parish of Flixton", by David Herbert Langton (1898), courtesy of Mike Berrell. A modern photo shows a very different church, which the present incumbent explains as being a result of further building work having taken place after the early photo, and the modern photo being taken from a different angle. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2014). Link. Grade II listed.

St. Clement's Branch Church (CoE) on Humphrey Lane. SJ 780 946. Mike Berrell. Link.

Unitarian Church on Queens Rd. SJ 766 943. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, and the Roll of Ministers which commences in 1894. All Mike Berrell (2015).

Urmston Cemetery Chapel. SJ 766 939. Mike Berrell.

Victoria Gospel Hall (Christian Brethren) on Church Road. SJ 759 942. Mike Berrell.

All Saints (R.C., 1865-8), on Redclyffe Road. An Edward Welby Pugin church, Pevsner describes this as "Pugin's masterwork". SJ 767 975. Mike Berrell. Another view, three interior views - 1, 2, 3, the altar, and the chapel in the friary, all Mike Berrell (2013). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed. Some examples of the stained glass are here.

Of St. Catherine (1843-1973) on Old Barton Road, nothing remains except for the graveyard and entrance. A large clear area marks the site of the church. War memorial. The Stevens memorial marks the burial of Marshall Stevens, a property developer and M.P. for Eccles, who was instrumental in the building of the Manchester Ship Canal. The MIs from this graveyard have been transcribed by the Manchester and Lancashire FHS, to which work Mike contributed. SJ 766 974. All Mike Berrell (2013).
A postcard (interior) from Judy Flynn, previously in the Unknown section. The only clue was that written on the back is "Barton, Lancs."
There are at least 2 Barton's in Lancashire. Although Brian Curtis had suggested Barton-on-Irwell, St. Catherine, he (and I) were unable to find an image to confirm the suggestion. He listed a number of points, cumulatively suggestive, including architectural appearance (correct for the known date of St. Catherine - 1860's), and similarity of the lancet windows as shown here. Some more photos of St. Catherine are shown here (search for "Barton"), but they aren't helpful. Final confirmation came from Phil Draper, who found a scan of a postcard showing the interior of St. Catherine, Barton, confirming the identification of Judy's postcard. It can be seen here.




04 March 2023

Steve Bulman

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