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Abbey Hey, Manchester.
Adswood, Stockport - see Stockport.
Affetside, Trinity Presbyterian Church on Watling Street, built in 1840 as Ebenezer Independent Chapel. SD 755 136. Mike Berrell. Interior view, Mike Berrell (2013).
Agecroft, Salford - see Salford.
Ainsworth, Bolton - see Bolton.
All Saints, Manchester - see Manchester.
Ancoats, Manchester.
Ardwick, Manchester.
Ashton-on-Mersey, Sale.
Ashworth, St. James, on Chapel Lane. A chapel of St. James is known to have existed since at least 1514, and was most likely built by a Lord of Ashworth for his family and tenants. It was rebuilt in 1789 and enlarged in 1837. SJ 851 139. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2014). Link. Grade II listed.
Aspull Common, Bethany Evangelical Church. Peter Morgan.
Astley, St. Stephen (built 1760). Previously in the unknown section, Alan Nixon has identified this church with some confidence, but not certainty. St. Stephen was burnt down 18th June 1961, and replaced by another nearby. The shell of the building was demolished in 1968. SD 700 007. From an old postcard (franked 1933) in Steve Bulman's Collection. Vin Fleming has confirmed that this is indeed St. Stephen, and also sent in another postcard view of the church. The card is dated 1905. My appreciation also to Ron Trueblood for advising of the present church's website, which has photos. Independent Methodist Church on Manchester Road. SD 702 007. Mike Berrell.
Astley Bridge, Bolton - see Bolton.

Baguley, Wythenshawe, Manchester - see Wythenshawe.
, Oldham - see Oldham.
, Wythenshawe, Manchester - see Wythenshawe.
, Manchester - see Manchester.
Bickershaw, St. James and St. Elizabeth. Another view. Primitive Methodist Chapel. Both Peter Morgan.
Blackley, Manchester.
Blackrod, St. Katharine. Another view. Both Peter Morgan. Two interior views - 1, 2, and two modern windows - 1, 2, all Mike Berrell. Link. Methodist Church on New Street. SD 617 108. Peter Morgan. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2012). Cemetery Chapel. Peter Morgan. The former St. Andrew on Hill Lane (R.C., 1961). SD 612 111. Mike Berrell (2012).
Boarshaw, Middleton - see Middleton.
Boothstown, Church of the Holy Family (R.C., 1929) on Chaddock Lane. Interior view. SD 712 010. Both Mike Berrell. Link.
Bradford, Manchester - see Manchester.
Bradshaw, St. Maxentius. SD 736 122. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, a window, and a mosaic showing the saint, all Mike Berrell (2012). Bradshaw Chapel (the corner building) dates from 1838, and is currently (2008) closed and up for sale. SD 736 123. Mike Berrell. Tottington Road Methodist Church, built in 1890 as a Primitive Methodist Chapel. SD 742 124. Mike Berrell.
Bramhall, Stockport.
Bredbury, Stockport - see Stockport.
Breightmet, Bolton - see Bolton.
Brinnington, Stockport - see Stockport.
Broadheath, Altrincham - see the Altrincham page.
Bromley Cross, Bolton - see Bolton.
Broughton Parks, Salford - see Salford.
Brunswick, Manchester - see Manchester.
Burnage, Manchester.

Chadderton, Oldham.
Charlestown, Manchester - see Manchester.
Charlestown, Salford - see Salford.
Cheadle, Stockport.
Cheadle Heath, Stockport.
Cheetham and Cheetham Hill, Manchester.
Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester.
Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester.
Clarksfield, Oldham - see Oldham.
Clayton, Manchester.
Collyhurst, Manchester.
Compstall, St. Paul, on Compstall Road.  SJ 964 910. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2010). Three additional interior views (1, 2, 3), following cleaning, improved lighting, and re-decoration, all Mike Berrell (2013). The former Wesleyan Methodist Church on George Street, now a private residence. SJ 967 910. Mike Berrell.
Coppice, Oldham - see Oldham.
Crumpsall, Manchester.

Daubhill, Bolton.
Davenport, Stockport - see Stockport.
Deane, Bolton - see Bolton.
Dearnley, Littleborough - see Littleborough.
Delph, St. Thomas, on Church Street. Two interior views - 1, 2. SD 985 079. The derelict Congregational/Independent Church on High Street. Interior view. SD 986 080. Delph Methodist Church on Gartside Street. Two interior views - 1, 2. SD 984 079. The former Free Church (1867) on Church Street, now in secular use. SD 985 079. All Mike Berrell (2010).
Denshaw, Christ Church (1863) on Huddersfield Road. Two interior views - 1, 2. SD 976 106. All Mike Berrell (2012). Grade II listed - link.
Derker, Oldham - see Oldham.
Didsbury, Manchester.
Diggle, Wrigley Mill Methodist Church. SE 002 077. Philip Kapp.
Dobcross, Holy Trinity. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3. SD 991 065. Link. Sandy Lane Community Church, originally Congregational Chapel (1870's), on Sandy Lane. SD 993 067. Link. All Mike Berrell (2010).
Dumplington, Urmston - see Urmston.
Dunham Massey, Altrincham - see Altrincham.
Dunham Town, St. Mark. SJ 740 879. Bruce Read. Another view Rob Brettle, and another Mehmood Naqshbandi. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection.
Dunham Woodhouses, the former Bethel Primitive Methodist Chapel (1875 - 1978) on Barns Lane, now in secular use. SJ 724 885. Mike Berrell (2012).

East Didsbury, Manchester - see Manchester.
Edgeley, Stockport.
Egerton, Bolton - see Bolton.

Fallowfield, Manchester.
Fitton Hill, Oldham - see Oldham.
Four Lane Ends, Congregational Chapel (1832). SD 764 123. Mike Berrell.
Friarmere, St. Thomas on Broad Lane. Now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Two interior views - 1, 2. SD 982 091. All Mike Berrell (2011). Link.

Gee Cross, Hyde - see Hyde.
Glodwick, Oldham - see Oldham.
Gorton, Manchester.
Grasscroft, Christ Church. Another view. 109 SD 985 043. Both Philip Kapp.
Great Lever, Bolton - see Bolton.
Great Moor, Stockport.
Greenacres, Oldham - see Oldham.
Greenfield, Christ Church on Church Road, Friezland. Two interior views - 1, 2. SD 985 043. All Mike Berrell (2011). Another view, Mike Berrell (2012). Link. Methodist Church on Chew Valley Road. SD 996 043. Michael Bourne. Two interior views - 1, 2, and the organ, all Mike Berrell (2011). St. Mary on Park Lane stands on a steep bank, and is difficult to photograph well. Two interior views - 1, 2. SE 002 040. All Mike Berrell (2012).
Greenheys, Manchester - see Manchester.
Greenmount, Greenmount U.R.C., on Holcombe Road. SD 777 144. Mike Berrell.

Haigh, St. David (1833), on Haigh Road. SD 606 090. Peter Morgan. Another view, and two interior views - 1, 2, all Mike Berrell (2012). Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception (R.C., 1852), on Haigh Road. SD 608 088. Peter Morgan. Another view, Mike Berrell (2012). Another view, and two interior views - 1, 2, all Mike Berrell (2016).
Halliwell, Bolton - see Bolton.
Harpurhey, Manchester.
Harwood, Bolton - see Bolton.
Hathershaw, Oldham - see Oldham.
Haughton Green, Denton - see Denton.
Hawkhurst, St. Mary. Methodist Church. Both Les Needham.
Hawkshaw, St. Mary. SD 761 150. Hawkshaw Methodist Church, on Bolton Road, formerly Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. Interior view. SD 761 150. The former United Methodist Free Church on Bolton Road, dates from 1868; now in secular use. SD 761 150. All Mike Berrell.
Hazel Grove, Stockport.
Heaton, Bolton - see Bolton.
Heaton Chapel, Stockport - see Stockport.
Heaton Mersey, Stockport - see Stockport.
Heaton Moor, Stockport - see Stockport.
Heaton Norris, Stockport.
Heavily, Stockport.
Heyside, Oldham - see Oldham.
High Lane, the well be-treed St. Thomas, on Buxton Road, and an interior view. SJ 953 853. Both Mike Berrell.
Higher Blackley, Manchester.
Higher Broughton, Salford.
Higher Openshaw, Manchester.
Hollingworth, St. Mary, on Market Street. SK 005 961. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2011). Methodist Church on Market Street. SK 007 963. Mike Berrell (2011). Interior view, Mike Berrell (2013). Link. The remains of the Methodist New Connexion Chapel (1871) on Spring Street. SK 004 963. Mike Berrell (2012).
Hollinwood, Oldham - see Oldham.
Hope, Salford - see Salford.
Hulme, Manchester.

Irlams o' th' Height, Salford - see Salford.

Kearsley and Kearsley Mount, Bolton - see Bolton.
Kersal, Salford.

Langley, Middleton - see Middleton.
Lees, Oldham - see Oldham.
Levenshulme, Manchester.
Little Hulton.
Little Lever.
Longsight, Manchester.
Lower Broughton, Salford - see Salford.
Lowton, Golborne - see Golborne.

Marple Bridge.
Mellor, St. Thomas the Apostle on Church Road. Adjacent is a "Hearse House". Two interior views - 1, 2. SJ 982 889. Link. Grade II listed - link. Former Chapel, now in secular use, which Janet Gimber advises was United Free Methodist, and later Methodist. SJ 985 885. All Mike Berrell (2011).
Miles Platting, Manchester.
Milnrow, St. James the Apostle on St. James Street. SD 928 128. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2012). Moorhouse Methodist Church (1864) on Rochdale Road. SD 924 128. Mike Berrell. Interior view, Mike Berrell (2012). The old Methodist Chapel, Moorhouse Methodist Church, and courtesy of Dorothy Bintley, is from an old bazaar programme from 1909. Dorothy explains that the old church, built in 1853, was demolished in 1982. Behind the old church (at left, in the photo) stands the building now in use as the church. Milnrow Evangelical Church on New Street. SD 932 123. Mike Berrell (2012). Link.
Montserrat, Bolton - see Bolton.
Moorhey, Oldham - see Oldham.
Moorside, Oldham - see Oldham.
Morris Green, Bolton - see Bolton.
Mosley Common, St. John on Mosley Common Road. Interior view. SD 713 014. Both Mike Berrell. Link.
Moss Side, Manchester.
Moston and New Moston, Manchester.

Mottram-in-Longdendale, St. Michael and All Angels, on Church Brow. SJ 994 953. Les Horn. Another view. Bill Henderson. Another view, two interior views - 1, 2, and the Norman barrel font, all Mike Berrell (2011). Link. Mottram Evangelical Church, formerly Mottram Congregational Church, on Stalybridge Road. Interior view. SJ 993 957. Both Mike Berrell (2011). Link.

New Moston, Manchester.
Newall Green, Wythenshawe, Manchester - see Wythenshawe.
Newton Heath, Manchester.
North Reddish - see Reddish.
Northenden, Manchester - see Manchester.
Northern Moor, Wythenshawe, Manchester - see Wythenshawe.
Northmoor, Oldham - see Oldham.

Offerton, Stockport.
Old Trafford, Manchester.
Openshaw, Manchester - see Manchester.
Ordsall, Salford - see Salford.
Over Hulton, Bolton - see Bolton.

Park - see Ramsbottom.
Patricroft, Eccles.
Peel Hall, Wythenshawe, Manchester - see Wythenshawe.
Pendlebury, Salford.
Pendleton, Salford.
Platt Bridge.
Portwood, Stockport - see Stockport.

Rainsough, Prestwich - see Prestwich.
Rhodes, Middleton - see Middleton.
Ringway, Manchester - see Manchester.
Romiley, Stockport.
Royton, Oldham - see Oldham.
Rusholme, Manchester.

Sedgley Park, Prestwich - see Prestwich.
Sharston, Manchester - see Manchester.
Shaw and Crompton, Oldham - see Oldham.
Shevington, St. Bernadette (R.C.) on Wigan Road. Interior view. Both Lawrence Gregory. Link.
Shevington Moor, the former Primitive Methodist Church, now a pet care centre. Peter Morgan.
Smallbridge, the now closed St. John the Baptist (1834) on Halifax Road. Another view. SD 914 153. Both Mike Berrell (2013). Disposal notice. Grade II listed.
Stand, Unitarian Chapel on Ringley Road. SD 795 055. Philip Kapp. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Anne Smith (2012).
Strines, St. Paul on Strines Road. Interior view. War Memorial plaque. SJ 9721 8642. All Mike Berrell. Two more views - 1, 2, and two of the interior - 1, 2. All Karel Kuča (2019). Link.
Summerseat, the Rowlands Methodist Church. SD 796 148. Philip Kapp.
Swinton, Salford.

Timperley, Altrincham.
Tonge Bridge, Bolton - see Bolton.
Tonge Fold, Bolton - see Bolton.
Tonge Moor, Bolton - see Bolton.

Tottington, St. John, on Kirklees Street. SD 776 131. Les Needham. Two additional views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2013). Methodist Church on Market Street. SD 775 131. Les Needham. Another view, Mike Berrell (2013). Link. St. Hilda (R.C.) on Turton Road. SD 773 133. Les Needham. Another view, Mike Berrell (2013), and an interior, Mike Berrell (2016). St. Ann (1799) on Chapel Street. SD 775 133. Mike Berrell (2013).
Trafford Park, Manchester - see Manchester.

Unsworth, Whitefield - see Whitefield.
Uppermill, St Chad, on Church Lane. SE 007 064.
Paul Brown. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, all Mike Berrell (2011). Link. Methodist Church. SD 998 058. Ebenezer Congregational Church. SD 997 055. Catholic Church of Sacred Heart and St. William. SD 996 056. All Philip Kapp. Saddleworth National Spiritualist Church on High Street. SD 997 061. Mike Berrell (2010).

Victoria Park, Manchester.

Walkden, Worsley - see Worsley.
Walshaw, Christ Church (built as the Jesse Haworth Memorial Church) on High Street. SD 777 116. Mike Berrell.
Warburton, St. Werburgh (Warburton Old Church, C13) is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust, and is described by Pevsner as "a lovable muddle". SJ 6969 8957. Bruce Read. Another view, Mike Berrell. Three further old views, 1, 2, and 3 (from ca. 1910), all Lesley Baxendale. Two interior views - 1, 2, the pulpit and font, all Iain Taylor. Link.
Grade I listed. The New Church is also dedicated to St. Werburgh, and dates from 1885. SJ 7048 8915. Bruce Read. Another view, Mike Berrell. Link. Grade II listed.
Wardle, Greater Manchester, St. James the Apostle on Ramsden Road. SD 9125 1704. Stuart Mackrell. Grade II listed, wherein it's dated to 1856, though Genuki says 1858, closed 1990. Wardle Village Church (Anglican and Methodist) on Chapel Street, formerly a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. Genuki dates it to 1874. SD 9118 1708. Interior view. The original Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (also on Chapel Street) is now used by Scouts. SD 9117 1711. All Mike Berrell. Another view, showing the close proximity of the two buildings. Stuart Mackrell. Link. Grade II listed (for the second chapel). The adjacent earlier chapel is also listed as grade II.
Wardley, Salford - see Salford.
Weaste, Salford.
Werneth, Oldham - see Oldham.
West Didsbury, Manchester.
Westleigh, Leigh - see Leigh.
Whalley Range, Manchester.
Withington, Manchester.
Woodford, Stockport - see Stockport.
Woodley, Stockport - see Stockport.
Wythenshawe, Manchester.




20 March 2024

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