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Churches at Bardsley, Chadderton, Clarksfield, Coppice, Derker, Fitton Hill, Glodwick, Greenacres, Hathershaw, Heyside, Hollinwood, Lees, Moorhey, Moorside, Northmoor, Royton, Shaw and Crompton, Werneth. Some links will open another page.

All Nations Church meets in the Egerton Rooms on Egerton Street. The church in the background is St. Mary. SD 928 053. Mike Berrell (2016). Link.

Assembly of God Full Gospel Church, on Bow Street. SD 930 050. Mike Berrell. Mike advises that this is now (in 2016) His Majesty's Christian Fellowship Centre (RCCG).

Bethel Church (1978, Independent Evangelical Fellowship), on Waterloo Street. This congregation had a previous church on Churchill Street. SD 930 046. Mike Berrell. The interior, Mike Berrell (2016).

Christadelphian Hall on Bridge Street. SD 931 049. Mike Berrell.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Scottfield. SD 925 0401. Mike Berrell.

Church of the Nazarene on York Street. SD 920 049. Mike Berrell.

The former Congregational Church on Regent Street, now in secular use. It's nice to see un-vandalised gravestones still on the site. SD 932 052. Mike Berrell.

Firwood Church (non-denominational and Evangelical) on Middleton Road, Westwood, was Moravian from 1864 - 2005. SD 913 052. Mike Berrell. Link. A comprehensive history of the Moravian Church here, with several photos of previous buildings.

The former Friends' Meeting House (1869 - 1942) on Greaves Street, now in secular use. SD 928 049. Mike Berrell.

Hollins Methodist Church, on Millgate, Hollins. SD 915 028. Mike Berrell. Another view showing the extension which was built in 2009, and an interior view of the extension. Both Mike Berrell (2010). This photo of the old church, and an interior view, were provided by, and reproduced by kind permission of the church. Link.

Holy Trinity on Trinity Street, Coldhurst. SD 923 060. Mike Berrell. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, one of the charming bench ends, carved with mice, and the unusual triptych war memorial, all Mike Berrell (2014). Link.

Holy Trinity on Church Street East, Waterhead. SD 952 060. Mike Berrell (2012). Three interior views - 1, 2, 3. all Mike Berrell (2015). Link.

Only the gateposts remain of the Hope Independent Chapel on Bower Street. SD 935 054. Mike Berrell.

The former Independent Chapel (1816-1990) on George Street, now in secular use. At the rear, the building includes a row of single-storey cottages, built by the chapel community. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3. SD 924 048. All Mike Berrell (2011).

Jamiyat Tabligh-ul-Islam Mosque on Greengate Street. SD 9335 0473. Mike Berrell (2016).

King Street Baptist Church was built in 1979 to replace an earlier building. SD 923 047. Mike Berrell. Mike had advised that this church closed in 2006.

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Foundry Street. SD 921 047. Mike Berrell. Mike had advised that the church is up for sale (and under offer) in late 2015 - see here.

Limeside Methodist Church on Limeside Road. SD 915 021. Mike Berrell. Interior view. Mike Berrell (2010).

Madina Mosque and Islamic Centre, on Stansfield Street. Originally a school, it was converted for use as a Ukrainian Catholic church in 1963, when it was named after SS. Peter and Paul. When they moved to Northmoor - see below - it was taken over by the Bangladeshi community and dedicated as a mosque in 1988. SD 921 059. Mike Berrell.

Oldham Baptist Church on Chaucer Street. SD 925 047. Mike Berrell (2011). Link.

Oldham Mission on Lees Road, Mount Pleasant. SD 938 052. Mike Berrell.

Oldham Mosque and Islamic Centre on Middleton Road, Westwood. SD 917 051. Mike Berrell (2016).

Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Patrick (R.C.) on Union Street West, opened in 1861. Interior view. SD 923 046. Both Mike Berrell.

Redeemed Christian Church of God meets in the Salt Cellar Cafe, Church Lane. SD 927 051. Rob Brettle. Link.

Royal Oldham Hospital on Rochdale Road, St. Luke's Chapel. Interior view. SD 918 064. Both Mike Berrell.

St. Ambrose (1909-1999) on Prince Charlie Street, Waterhead. SD 942 061. Mike Berrell. A comprehensive history here.

St. Anne on Stockport Road, Lydgate. SD 972 043. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, and a handsome stained glass window, all Mike Berrell (2012).

St. Hugh's Worship Centre is in the school hall of St. Hugh's Church of England Primary School, on Wildmoor Avenue, Holts. SD 950 035. Mike Berrell (2015). Link.

St. Mary (CoE) on Rock Street. SD 927 051. Mike Berrell. Interior view, window, organ, and the crypt. Mike Berrell (2011). Link.

St. Mary (R.C.) on Shaw Street. Another view. SD 928 055. Both Mike Berrell. Four interiors - 1, 2, 3, 4, all Mike Berrell (2015). A news item on proposed church closures.

The former St. Paul on Huddersfield Road, Scouthead, now in secular use. SD 971 058. Mike Berrell (2012).

St. Stephen and All Martyrs (CoE) on St. Stephen Street, Lower Moor, was derelict, but has been restored, and returned to use in July 2007 (communication from Revd. Brian Hartley). SD 932 057. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, and the list of vicars, which commences in 1873, all Mike Berrell (2016).

Salem Moravian Church (1968) on Lees Road and Kentucky Close, Salem. SD 945 046. Mike Berrell. The interior, Mike Berrell (2016).

Salvation Army, Chamber Road. Previously the Independent Methodist Church. SD 924 042. Mike Berrell.

Former Salvation Army Hall on Copster Hill Road, now in industrial use. Rob Brettle.

Former Salvation Army Hall on Lees Road, now an auction room. The congregation now meets in the Roundthorn Road Hall (below). Rob Brettle.

Salvation Army on Roundthorn Road, Roxbury. Previously St. Matthew & St, Aidan, which dates from the 1930's. SD 942 043. Mike Berrell. Interior view, Mike Berrell (2010).

Former Salvation Army Citadel, now demolished. Rob Brettle.

A Seventh-day Adventist Church since 1991, this was formerly an Evangelical Chapel. On Lord Street. SD 926 055. Mike Berrell.

Springhead Congregational Church on Radcliffe Street, Springhead. SD 963 046. Mike Berrell.

Unitarian Chapel - One World Centre, on King Street. SD 924 047. Mike Berrell.

U.R.C. on Union Street, formerly the Union Street Congregational Church, built 1856. SD 928 049. Mike Berrell. Three interiors - 1, 2, 3, all Mike Berrell (2016).

Former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on Greenacres Road and Dickinson Street. It was closed in the 1970's. SD 937 052. Mike Berrell.
 

Bardsley
Bardsley Methodist Church, on Keb Lane, Bardsley. Formerly the Primitive Methodist Chapel, it was built in 1832, and re-built in 1931. SD 930 019. Mike Berrell. Interior view. Mike Berrell (2010). Mike has also taken a photo of a photo of the chapel before the alterations were made. Original photo Tom Thorpe, and reproduced by kind permission of the church.
Holy Trinity Church at Bardsley. SD 926 051. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, and the ornate font. Mike Berrell (2010). Link.

Clarksfield
Bilal Jamia Masjid Mosque (Sufi) on Ronald Street. SD 9424 0505. Mike Berrell (2015). Link.
St. Barnabas (dating from 1911) on Arundel Street. SD 943 052. Philip Kapp. Another view, Mike Berrell (2012), two interior views - 1, 2, and the East window, all Mike Berrell (2015).

Coppice
Madina Mosque and Islamic Centre on Clydesdale St
reet, currently undergoing extension works. SD 9234 0361. Mike Berrell (2016).
Masjid Aqsa Mosque on Windsor Road. SD 9196 0392. Mike Berrell (2016).
Shree Swaminarayan Temple (Hindu) on Lee Street. It opened in 1878 as a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. The link mentions it as also having been a Baptist Chapel. John Beever in his "A History of Oldham Churches" refers to it as a Wesleyan Chapel/School. It was closed in about 1970 before being converted to its current use in 1977. SD 923 040. Mike Berrell. Link.
The Apostolic Church (LAWNA) Manchester 2015 on Gainsborough Avenue. SD 923 035. Mike Berrell (2016). Link.

Derker
East Oldham Methodist Church on Ripponden Road. SD 942 059. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2016). Link1. Link2.
Sacred Heart of Jesus (R.C.) on Whetstone Hill Lane. dates from 1952. SD 941 064. Mike Berrell. Another view, and two interiors - 1, 2, all Mike Berrell (2015). A news item on proposed church closures.
St. James (CoE) on Barry Street. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3.  SD 937 054. All Mike Berrell. Link.

Fitton Hill
Holy Rosary (R.C.) on Fir Tree Avenue. SD 930 027. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2010). A news item on proposed church closures.
St. Cuthbert (1957), on Tanners Fold. It was closed in July 2015. SD 931 028. Mike Berrell. Link.

Glodwick
Glodwick Bangladesh Jalabad Jamia Mosque on Orme Street. SD 9318 0445. Mike Berrell (2016).
Hope Congregational Church on Skipton Street. Interior view. SD 939 039. Both Mike Berrell (2010). Link.
Jalalabad Jamay Masjid on Sickle Street and /Waterloo Street. SD 9326 0448. Mike Berrell (2016).
Jami Masjid Sefia and Jamia Naqshbandia Mujaddedia Sefia on Waterloo Street. SD 9320 0454. Mike Berrell (2016).

Jamia Masjid on Retford Street. SD 9369 0454. Mike Berrell (2016).
Jamia Mosque, Dar-Ul-Aloom Nasqshbandia and Community Welfare Centre, on Pitt Street East. Previously the Glodwick Baptist Church, dated 1927. SD 937 043. Mike Berrell.
Nusrat-ul-Islam Masjid and Community Education Centre on Spinks Street. SD 9355 0449. Mike Berrell (2016).
St. Mark on Glodwick Road and Waterloo Street. SD 936 043. Mike Berrell. Four interior views - 1, 2, 3, 4, all Mike Berrell (2016).
St. Michael (R.C., 1956) on Warren Lane. SD 941 038. Mike Berrell. Three interior views - 1, 2, Lady Chapel, all Mike Berrell (2010). Updated views of the exterior, and interior (1, 2), all Mike Berrell (2015).
The former Trinity Wesleyan Methodist Church on Waterloo Street and Bismarck Street, currently being converted into a mosque. SD 934 043. Mike Berrell. The conversion is now complete, and this is now th
e Al-Madina Jamia Mosque. Mike Berrell (2016).
The former Waterloo Street Methodist Church on Waterloo Street and Greengate Street. Now the Glodwick Community Outreach Project. Racial Incident Reporting Centre. SD 931 045. Mike Berrell.

Greenacres
Fountain of Hope (Elim Pentecostal) on Greenacres Road. SD 943 054. Mike Berrell (2015). In 2012 it was known as Elim Foursquare Church, Mike Berrell (2012), and had previously been an Independent Methodist Church. Philip Kapp. Link.
Greenacres Congregational Church (Formerly Independent) on Galland Street. SD 948 054. Mike Berrell. Interior view, Mike Berrell (2015).
St. Anne (R.C.) on Cook Street. SD 942 052. Mike Berrell. Another view. Philip Kapp. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2015). A news item on proposed church closures.

Hathershaw
Ashton Road Congregational Church (1902), on Ashton Road and Villa Road. SD 926 036. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2015), who advises that it is due to close at the end of 2015. The foundation stone has a curious monogram. Can you identify its meaning? Mike Berrell (2015).
Honeywell Lane Methodist Church, formerly Methodist New Connexion (1927), on Emma Street and Honeywell Lane. SD 928 033. Mike Berrell. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, and a window, all Mike Berrell (2016).
The former Primitive Methodist Chapel on Copster Hill Road, now in secular use. SD 924 038. Mike Berrell.
Oldham Spiritualist National Church (1913) on Ashton Road. SD 926 039. Mike Berrell.
St. Paul on Ashton Road and Broadway Street, which is also home to Romanian and Czech churches. SD 926 037. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2. The list of vicars commences in 1877. All Mike Berrell (2015). Link.
Shree Radha Krishna Temple - Indian Association, on Schofield Street. SD 925 035. Mike Berrell.

Heyside
Heyside U.R.C., formerly Congregational, on Hebron Street. SD 934 075. Mike Berrell.
St. Mark on Perth Street. Another view. SD 933 076. Both Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, and an unusual war memorial, all Mike Berrell (2010).

Hollinwood
The boundaries for this district seem somewhat variable, according to the source consulted, so it may also be useful to consult the Chadderton page.
Beulah Baptist and U.R.C. (1892) on Withens Road. SD 909 026. Interior view. Mike Berrell (2010).
Hollinwood Working Men's Bible Mission (1893) on Old Lane. SD 911 034. Mike Berrell.
Oldham Crematorium Chapel in Hollinwood Cemetery. SD 912 020. Mike Berrell. Interior view. Mike Berrell (2010).
Holy Family (R.C.) on Roman Road. SD 910 022. Mike Berrell. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, and the Lady Chapel, all Mike Berrell (2012).
St. Margaret of Antioch. O. Messina. Another view. Interior view. Both Mike Berrell. SD926051. Link. Mike has also photographed 2 images in the church (with permission). These are a sketch of the church as it would have appeared in 1769, and an illustration of the church in 1814.

Lees
Former Primitive Methodist Chapel (1822, closed 1965) on Princess Street. Now in secular use. SD 953 046. Mike Berrell.
St. Agnes on Knowls Lane. SD 960 040. Mike Berrell. Interior view. Mike Berrell (2010).
St. Edward (R.C.). SD 950 045. Philip Kapp. Another view. Interior view. Both Mike Berrell.
St. John the Baptist on Stamford Road. SD 956 051. Mike Berrell (2012). Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2015). Link.
St. Thomas on Thomas Street and West Street, Leesfield. SD 952 044. Philip Kapp. Another view. Mike Berrell. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, all Mike Berrell (2015).
Zion Methodist Church on High Street. Another view. Interior view. SD 954 045. All Mike Berrell.

Moorhey
Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church of St. Volodymyr the Great on Onchan Avenue was built as a Mission Church to St. Mark's, Glodwick in 1911. It closed as such at some point after WWII and later opened as the present church. Interior view. SD 936 046. Both Mike Berrell (2015).

Moorside
Fresh Church (Moorside Harvest Community Church) on Coleridge Road. SD 952 079. Mike Berrell (2016). Link.
Our Lady (R.C.), on Turf Pit Lane. SD 952 074. Mike Berrell. Another view, and three interiors - 1, 2, 3. A plaque bears the date 1967, though whether this refers to a foundation stone, or the dedication, is unclear. All Mike Berrell (2015).
St. Thomas (CoE) on Glebe Lane. Two interior views - 1, 2. SD 950 075. All Mike Berrell (2011). Link.

Northmoor
Al-Khazra Markazi Masjid on Chadderton Way. SD 920 055. Mike Berrell (2016).
Noorani Masjid and Oldham Islamic College on Chadderton Way. SD 9197 0552. Mike Berrell (2016).

Oldham Central Mosque and Islamic Centre on Featherstall Road North. SD 9160 0544. Mike Berrell (2016).
Ukrainian Catholic Church of SS. Peter, Paul and All Saints on Chadderton Way. It was formerly All Saints (CoE) from its consecration in 1891 until it was closed and sold in 1987. SD 918 056. Mike Berrell. Another view, the current church plaque, and four interiors - 1, 2, 3, 4, all Mike Berrell (2015).
The former Northmoor Methodist Church on Library Lane, closed in the late 1990's and now in secular use. SD 919 056. Mike Berrell.

Royton
Bethesda Baptist Chapel on Dogford Road, was built in 1860 and re-built 1893. SD 918 083. Mike Berrell. Link.
Fir Lane Methodist Church, dating from 1865, was formerly the Zion Primitive Methodist Chapel. SD 920 093. Mike Berrell.
Moravian Church on Spring Garden Street was, until 2007, the Salvation Army. SD 919 079. Mike Berrell. Link.
Disused Mortuary Chapel in Royton Cemetery, dating from 1879. SD 913 084. Mike Berrell.
St. Aidan and St. Oswald (R.C.), on Rochdale Road. Interior view. SD 921 073. Both Mike Berrell.
St. Anne on St. Anne's Avenue. SD 920 071. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2012).
St. Paul (High Anglican and Forward in Faith) on Church Street. Another view, and three interior views - 1, 2, 3. SD 918 077. All Mike Berrell (2012). Link1. Link2.
Trinity Methodist Church on Radcliffe Street. An interior view. SD 918 078. Both Mike Berrell.
Although the inscribed stone below the apex says "Wesleyan Methodist Sunday School 1899", some maps show a "+", so this may have served as a church at some point. SD 914 074, on Middleton Road. Mike Berrell (2012).

Shaw and Crompton
The former Ebenezer Methodist Church (built 1823, re-built 1996, and now in secular use), on Buckstones Road. SD 951 096. Mike Berrell.
Holy Trinity (1869) on Church Road. SD 935 087. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, and a plaque recording the laying of the foundation stone. All Mike Berrell (2013). Link.
Mortuary Chapel (1891) at Crompton Cemetery. SD 934 094. Mike Berrell.
St. Andrew (Methodist). SD 930 098. Philip Kapp.
St. James on St. James Street, East Crompton. Interior view. Window. SD 940 094. All Mike Berrell. Link.
St. Joseph (R.C.) on Oldham Road. SD 936 081. Mike Berrell. Interior view, Mike Berrell (2015).
St. Mary at High Crompton. Interior view. SD 927 098. Both Mike Berrell.
St. Paul's Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on Rochdale Road. SD 938 091. Mike Berrell.
St. Saviour, Crompton Fold. Interior view. SD 943 101. Both Mike Berrell. Link.
Shore Edge Methodist Church (formerly Primitive Methodist Chapel), dating from 1873, on Buckstones Road. SD 948 100. Mike Berrell.
Salvation Army Citadel. Rob Brettle.
U.R.C. SD 935 091. Philip Kapp.
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on Shaw Road, Crompton. SD 914 098. Mike Berrell.
 

Werneth
Convent of Mercy (R.C.) on Werneth Grange, Grange Road. Interior view. SD 913 038. Both Mike Berrell. Link.
European Islamic Centre and Mosque, Werneth House, Manchester Road. SD 912 035. Mike Berrell (2016).
Jamia Ghausia Mosque (Sufi - Bellerive) on Warwick Street. SD 911 040. Mike Berrell (2016).
Jamia Mosque on Manchester Road and Derby Street. SD 913 041. Mike Berrell.
Jamia Mosque Noor-e-Islam (UK Islamic Mission) on Manchester Road. SD 913 042. Mike Berrell (2016).
The former St. John, on St. John's Walk. It was consecrated in 1845 and closed in the late 1970's; now in secular use. Its choirmaster was at one time Charles Walton, father of the composer Sir William Walton. SD 931 028. Mike Berrell.
Madrassa Taleem-ul-Islam Markazi Masjid (Deobandi) on Suffolk Street. SD 909 040. Mike Berrell (2016).
Minhaj ul-Quran Centre on Werneth Hall Road. SD 9163 0415. Mike Berrell (2016).
Mosque, being built on the site of the Ross Street Independent Methodist Chapel, Ross Street. SD 920 044. Mike Berrell.
Nagina Mosque (built 1987) on Werneth Hall Road. SD 919 044. Mike Berrell.
St. Thomas on St. Thomas's Circle. Two interior views - 1, 2. SD 919 042. All Mike Berrell.
Werneth Assembly of the Plymouth Brethren, Westcott Hall, Railway Road. SD 917 046. Mike Berrell.

 

 
 

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14 March 2017

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