The Churches of Britain and Ireland

  Atherton, Greater Manchester

Atherton on Wikipedia.

Atherton Link, which has a section covering many of these churches, and is the source for Peter Wood's photos included below (with permission).

Atherton Baptist Chapel, on Lee Street and Tyldesley Rd., demolished, perhaps in the 1980's. Although Peter didn't take this photo, it is in his collection, having been sent to him many years ago. If it's your photograph, and you object to its inclusion on the site, please let me know and I'll take it down. From Peter Wood's collection.

Atherton Cemetery on Leigh Road has two disused Mortuary Chapels - 1, 2. SD 666 028. Both Mike Berrell.

Bag Lane Methodist Church on Factory Street. SD 671 033. Mike Berrell.

Baptist Church on Tyldesley Road. One of its stained glass windows came from the previous church. SD 679 028. Both Mike Berrell. Link. This interior view of the previous church building in reproduced by kind permission of the present church, and of Mike Berrell who photographed it and forwarded it to me. This is almost certainly the same church as in the "Atherton Baptist Chapel" entry above.

Central Methodist Church, on High Street. The vestry is all that remains of the former church. SD 678 033. Both Mike Berrell.

Chowbent Chapel (Unitarian) on Bolton Old Road. SD 679 032. Peter Wood. Another view. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, an interesting window, and illustration that bored choirboys have ever been prone to a spot of vandalism, all Mike Berrell (2013). Link.

Church of the Nazarene on Tyldesley Road. SD 680 027. Founded as part of the UK-based International Holiness Mission about 1932, they merged with their US parent (Church of the Nazarene) in 1952. The building dates from the 1960's. David Collier.

Evangelical Church on Alma Street was originally a Primitive Methodist Chapel. SD 675 032. Peter Wood. Interior view. Mike Berrell. Link.

Howe Bridge Crematorium Chapel on Lovers Lane. Interior view. SD 660 027. Both Mike Berrell. Link.

The Independent Methodist Chapel on Mealhouse Lane was erected in 1885, and re-erected in 1907. SD 673 032. Peter Wood. Another view. Mike Berrell. Link.

The now demolished Mission Hall stood at SD 675 403, and is reproduced by kind permission of Atherton Evangelical Church, where the original photo hangs. Thanks also to Mike Berrell for taking and forwarding this copy from the original.

The former Sacred Heart (R.C.), on Tyldesley Road, Hindsford, closed in 2004. SD 684 024. Peter Wood. Another view. Mike Berrell. Link (includes interior photos).

The former St. Anne Mission Church at Hindsford, now a warehouse. SD 678 032. Peter Wood.

The former St Anne, Tyldesley Road, Hindsford, was the successor to St. Anne above, but this too has been deconsecrated, and has been converted into flats. SD 682 026. Peter Wood. Another view. Mike Berrell.

St. John the Baptist. SD 676 031. Peter Wood. Another view. Mike Berrell. Link.

St. Michael & All Angels on Leigh Road, Howe Bridge. SD 665 024. Peter Wood. Another view. Mike Berrell.

St. Philip (1914) on Crosby Street. SD 682 036. Mike Berrell (2013). Link.

St. Richard of Chichester (R.C.) on Mayfield Street. SD 674 030.  Peter Wood. Link.

Seacome Hall on Flapper Fold Lane, now in secular use, looks as though it was a church. Can you supply any history? SD 674 032. Mike Berrell.

Seven Brooks Salvation Army Hall (formed from the merger of Atherton Salvation Army and Tyldesley Salvation Army). Rob Brettle.





01 September 2018

Steve Bulman

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