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Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire        

Stoke-on-Trent on Wikipedia.

Stoke church history.
 

Churches in Abbey Hulton, Bentilee, Birches Head, Blurton, Bradeley, Bucknall, Burslem, Chell and Chell Heath, Cobridge, Dresden, Fegg Hayes, Fenton, Hanley, Hartshill, Longton, Meir, Milton, Normacot, Northwood, Norton in the Moors, Packmoor, Penkhull, Shelton, Smallthorne, Sneyd Green, Stanfield, Trent Vale, Trentham, Tunstall. Some links will open a new page.

Chamberlain Avenue Assembly (Brethren). Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).

Stoke's City General Hospital has a small mosque (with Chaplain's Office attached at left, SJ 856 452), which used to be home to the hospital's fire engine, and a chapel (SJ 856 451). Two interior views - 1, 2 - and a window. All BereniceUK (2010).

Fenton Park Methodist Church, built as United Methodist Free Church in 1900. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).

Guru Nanak Sikh Temple. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).

Latebrook Baptist Church on Broadfield Road, Goldenhill (1870 - 1956). Another view, and the date stone. SJ 848 530. All BereniceUK (2010).

Lightwood Methodist Church on Lightwood Road, Lightwood. Built as Mount Zion (1816). SJ 923 415. Chris Emms (2009).

Longport Methodist Chapel was originally built as a Methodist Free Church in 1901. SJ 857 495. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009). Another view. Chris Emms (2010).

Our Lady and St. Peter in Chains (R.C.) on Hartshill Road. One former priest was the son of J.R.R. Tolkien. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).

Our Lady of Grace Holy Catholic Church (Western Rite) in Middleport was originally a Methodist Chapel. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).

Pitt's Hill Primitive Methodist Chapel dates from 1876. It has since been used by Tunstall Spiritualist Church, but is now derelict. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).

Redeemed Christian Church of God meets in the Redemption Community Centre on Sheldon Old Road. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009). Link.

St. Andrew at Weston Coyney. SJ 940 438. Chris Emms (2010).

St. Matthias at Hanford. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010). Link.

St. Peter. SJ 879 452. From an old postcard (franked 1910), Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view. Chris Emms (2009). The present building dates from the 19th century, but a fragment of the medieval church stands nearby. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009). Interior view. Chris Emms (2010). Link.

Seventh-day Adventist Church. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).


Abbey Hulton
The scant remains of the Abbey of St. Mary (Cistercian). Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009). Link.
Bethel Chapel (Pentecostal). Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).
Our Lady and St. Benedict (R.C.). SJ 9048. Geoff Pick.
St. John. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009). Another view, Geoff Pick.

Bentilee
St. Maria Goretti (R.C.). Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).
St. Paul (Methodist). Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).
St. Stephen. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009). Link.

Birches Head
Catholic Church of St. George and St. Martin. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).
St. Matthew. Another view. Both Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009). Link.

Blurton
Blurton Free Baptist Church (1957) was originally Methodist. See also the entry for Bourne Street Methodist Chapel, which now serves as the church hall. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010).
Blurton Methodist Church. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010).
The former Bourne Street Primitive Methodist Chapel (1878) now serves as the hall for the Blurton Free Baptist Church (see above). Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010).
St. Alban's on Finstock Avenue. Although it looks as if the building is being redeveloped, the Church of England website implies that it remains active. SJ 8951 4165. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010). Mike Berrell advises (2014) that this is now known as St. Alban's Community Centre, and that services are held here. Link1. Link2.
St. Bartholomew. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. A modern view. Chris Emms (2009).
St. Paul. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010). Link.

Bradeley
Bradeley Methodist Chapel (illustration on a mug). Sue Leese.
Emmanuel Evangelical Church. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).

Bucknall
Bucknall Methodist Church (left) with the older chapel to right, which itself was successor to a Victorian chapel. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).
Bucknall Pentecostal Church. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Note the watchtower design picked out in brick. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).
Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady and St. Benedict. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).
St. Mary the Virgin. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009). Link.

Chell and Chell Heath
Church of the Saviour in Chell Heath. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009). Link.
St. Michael in Chell. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009). Another view, Peter Morgan (2015). Grade II listed. Link.

Cobridge
Christchurch. SJ 875 487. Chris Emms (2009). Another view. Revd. Tim Carter. Link.
The former Methodist New Connexion Chapel on Hot Lane. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).
Mosque. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).
St. Peter (R.C.). is a difficult church to photograph. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).

Dresden
Church of the Resurrection (Dresden Parish Church) at Red Bank. A Grade II listed church by George Gilbert Scott. Chris Emms (2009). Although previously listed as "no longer in use" - an obvious inference from the condition of the building as visible in the photograph - BereniceUK has advised that it is still listed as an active church on the Church of England website. And to further confirm this, a view of the East End. Gervase advises that flower arrangements were visible through the windows. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010). Link. Mike Berrell has advised (2014) that in September 2011 there was a change of ownership, and the church became known as Church of the Holy Resurrection (Antiochian Orthodox). Link.
Elim Pentecostal Church split from Longton Bethel in 1955. After the split, the church met in a Methodist Church on the current site from 1960 to 1980 when the new church was completed. SJ 909 422. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010).

Fegg Hayes
Fegg Hayes Methodist Church. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).
St. Bernadette (R.C.). Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).



Hartshill
Holy Trinity on Hartshill Road (1842). Chris Emms.
North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary Chapel on Princes Road is entirely inside the building, so interior photos only - 1, 2, 3, 4. All BereniceUK (2010). Mike Berrell advises that the hospital closed in 2012 (see news story). The buildings remain standing.
The former St. Matthew's Mission Church on Stoke Old Road is now in commercial use. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009). My appreciation to Janet Gimber for the identification.
Stoke Cemetery Chapels on Queen's Road. SJ 864 454. Mike Berrell (2014). Grade II listed.

Meir
Broadway Methodist Church (2008). Another view also shows Holy Trinity in the background. Interior view. SJ 929 422. All BereniceUK (2010). Link.
Holy Trinity. Another view. SJ 929 424. Both BereniceUK (2010).
The former Meir Methodist Church, 1904-2008. Now used as a gym. Two further views - 1, 2. SJ 934 421. All BereniceUK (2010). Link.
The former Sandon Road Methodist Church (1934-2004). Two further views - 1, 2. SJ 934 421. All BereniceUK (2010). Link.
St. Augustine (R.C., built 1957-8). Another view, and the statue (presumably) of St. Augustine. SJ 928 416. All BereniceUK (2010). Link.

Milton
Carmountside Cemetery and Crematorium Chapel (1947) on Leek Road. SJ 909 498. Mike Berrell (2014).
Leigh Memorial Methodist Church, the second building on the site. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).
Milton Baptist Church. It has a stone tablet above the central window saying "Congregational". Gervase advises that the Congregational Church was dissolved in 1922 for continual refusal to abide by the rules of the Trust Deed. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009). Link.
St. Philip and St. James. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).

Normacot
Church of the Holy Evangelists. Another view. Both BereniceUK (2010). SJ 920 423. Link.

Northwood
Holy Trinity. Chris Emms (2009). Another view. Revd. Tim Carter. Link.

Norton in the Moors (or Norton-le-Moors),
St. Bartholomew. Chris Emms. Link.

Packmoor
Packmoor Methodist Chapel, built as  Primitive Methodist in 1862. SJ 867 543. Chris Emms (2011). Link.

Penkhull
Penkhull Christian Fellowship (Assemblies of God). Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).
The former Primitive Methodist Chapel is now in use as Penkhull Christian Fellowship Centre (Halls and school for the above church). The RH building with 3 windows was the original chapel, built in 1836; the second chapel adjoining on the left is of 1878. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).
St. Thomas, undergoing a major restoration. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009). Link.

Shelton
Cemetery Chapel in Hanley Cemetery. SJ 871 463. Chris Emms (2011).
The former Leek Road Tabernacle Nazarene Church. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).
Mount Zion Pentecostal Faith Temple on Stoke Road. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).
Park Evangelical Church. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).
The former St. Jude, an Anglican Mission church. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009).
St. Mark at Shelton. SJ 879 468. Chris Emms (2009). Another view. Revd. Tim Carter. This link will take you to a "Photosynth" interior view. Revd. Tim Carter. Link.

Smallthorne
The former St. Mary (R.C.) - the foundation stone dates it to 1905. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009). My appreciation to Barry Ashley, who identified this church. He further advises that a new church has replaced this one (now in business use), and which stands about a mile away. A photo is available here. Link.
St. Saviour, the parish church. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009). Link.
Salem Methodist Church. The inscribed stones say it was originally Methodist New Connexion, re-built 1874. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009). Link.
Salvation Army hall on Camp Road. SJ 883 505. Rob Kinnon-Brettle (2012).
The former Victoria Methodist Church, was built as Wesleyan. Demolished following a fire. From an old photo in Barry Ashley's Collection. Link.

Sneyd Green
St. Andrew was originally the Anglican Mission Church of St. Andrew (1908), built as a mission from Christchurch, Cobridge. The chancel, vestry and halls were added in 1958. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009). Link.
Wesley Hall (Methodist). Gervase N. E. Charmley (2009). Link.

Stanfield
St. Werburgh. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010).
Spiritualist Church. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010).

Trent Vale
St. John the Evangelist. Chris Emms (2009).
St. Theresa (R.C.). Gerard advises that the facade post-dates the body of the church. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010). Link.
Trent Vale Methodist Church. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010).

Trentham
Mausoleum. Martin Briscoe. Formerly listed as a chapel, BereniceUK has advised that it is a mausoleum.
Trentham Methodist Church. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010)
 

 

 
 

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