The Churches of Britain and Ireland
Todmorden, West Yorkshire
Genuki page has lots of photos, MI's and more.
Central Methodist Church, on Bramsche Square was originally a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. Another view. Regular services are held in this room, but the Upper Room is also still used occasionally. SD 938 242. All © Mike Berrell. Link.
Christ Church was made redundant in 1992, and is now being converted into a home. © Paul Marshall.
Unitarian Church. SD 935 238. © Paul Marshall. Interior view. Another interior view. Both © Mike Berrell, who advises that the church suffered the usual depredations of vandalism and decay following its closure in 1987. The Historic Chapels Trust acquired it in 1994, and restored it to its former glory, aided by grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund. He also advises of this YouTube video of the church and grounds. Another view. © Michael Bourne. An old illustration, © unitarian.co.uk. This, and many other old engravings on this website, are reproduced from the downloadable books on the Unitarian Church Headquarters website here. The books are Pictures of Unitarian Churches by Emily Sharpe (1901) and the 1914 edition of Nonconformist Church Architecture by Ronald P. Jones M.A, (Oxon), and the images are reproduced by kind permission of James Barry of Unitarian Church Headquarters. My appreciation also to Mike Berrell for his efforts in this regard. Link1. Link2.
The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (1848) on Rochdale Road, Shade, now converted to apartments. SD 931 232. © Mike Berrell.
20 March 2016
© Steve Bulman