The Churches of Britain and Ireland

  Altrincham, Greater Manchester

Altrincham on Wikipedia.

Churches in Bowdon, Broadheath, Dunham Massey, Hale, Hale Barns, Ringway, Timperley (some links will open another page).

Altrincham Baptist Church on Hale Road. SJ 7680 8725. Mike Berrell. As can be seen on a recent Streetview, a new entrance foyer has been added since Mike took his photo. Link.

Altrincham Methodist Church on Woodlands Road. Older maps label it as Wesleyan, and it pre-dates one of 1882. SJ 7692 8831. Mike Berrell. Link.

An otherwise unidentified Church is shown on older O.S. maps on Regent Street (earlier, Chapel Road) at SJ 7664 8772. Present by 1898, it survived as a place of worship into the mid-20th century at least. I suspect it was the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel mentioned here (on page 216) where it says it was later Congregational. Genuki has these here (the Wesleyan, 1788-1866) and here (Congregational, 1866-1890), but Genuki has an incorrect grid reference. And assuming that the O.S. was correct in showing a place of worship here in 1951, what had it become after the Congregationalists? The site had been cleared by 2009, when it was a car park (Streetview), but by the time of the latest Streetview visit in 2022, it was a building site (Streetview).

The former Exclusive Brethren Meeting Room on Ashfield Road, now in secular use. SJ 7703 8739. Mike Berrell (2010).

First Church of Christ, Scientist on Ashley Road. SJ 7667 8726. Mike Berrell. As can be seen from Streetviews from 2019 and 2020, one of the buildings on the site has been demolished. Facebook.

Oldfield Brow Congregational Church (Congregational and Baptist), aka The Church on the Brow, on Seamons Road and Taylor Road. SJ 7551 8845. Mike Berrell (2010). Link.

Presbyterian Church of Wales (1903) on Willow Tree Road. SJ 7678 8720. Mike Berrell (2012). Link.

The former Primitive Methodist Chapel (1875 - 1960) on Oxford Road. It has been The Club Theatre since 1962. SJ 7673 8745. Mike Berrell (2012). Link.

St. George, on Church Street. SJ 7674 8818. Mike Berrell. Link. Grade II listed - link.

St. John the Evangelist on St. John's Road. SJ 7662 8737. Mike Berrell. Link (pdf). Grade II listed, wherein it's dated to 1865-6.

St. Vincent de Paul (R.C.) on Bentinck Road. SJ 7641 8779. Mike Berrell. Interior view, Carl Hogan (2014). Link.

Former Salvation Army Hall, on Central Way. Rob advises that after the Salvation Army left the building, another church took it over, but on a recent visit, it seems that they too have gone, the building having been subjected to considerable vandalism. Circa SJ 7673 8785. Rob Brettle.

Unitarian Chapel on Dunham Road. SJ 7664 8803. Mike Berrell. Two interiors - 1, 2. The list of ministers commences in 1814. All Mike Berrell (2015). Link.

The Upper Room Christian Fellowship (Bowdon Downs Church), on Bowdon Road. Another view. SJ 7622 8737. Both Mike Berrell.

There used to be a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on Borough Road. Genuki dates it to 1884-1966. This source says it had been "entirely rebuilt" not long before 1935. A building called Chapel House (2023 Streetview) now stands on the site.

Bowdon Vale Methodist Church on Priory Street. SJ 7601 8599. Mike Berrell (2012). Link.
Convent of St Emilie de Vialar (R.C.) and Lady of the Vale Nursing Home on Grange Road. The mosaic illustration of the saint. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3. SJ 7663 8609. All Mike Berrell (2012).
St. Luke on Vicarage Lane. A map of 1898 labels it as Mission Room. Two interior views - 1, 2. SJ 7603 8617. All Mike Berrell (2012). Link.

St. Mary the Virgin on Bowdon Park Road. SJ 7586 8685. Mike Berrell. Link. Grade II* listed. For other listed features associated with the church, see here.
Trinity U.R.C. on Delamer Road. This has previously been incorrectly listed here as Baptist. On a map of 1898 it's labelled as Presbyterian. Its grade II listing dates it to 1872. SJ 7640 8728. Mike Berrell (2010). My appreciation to Stephen Collins, who has advised (in 2022) that the church has closed, and been converted into flats, and of this link, which has interior photos, post-conversion.
A Wesleyan Methodist Chapel used to stand at the junction of Enville Road and Delamer Road. It's dated here to 1874, was consecrated 6 years later, and still shows as an active place of worship on a map of 1961. It was demolished in 1968 (source). There's a photo here, and the residential property now on the site was seen by Streetview in 2022.

A Congregational Church used to stand on Navigation Road at SJ 7678 8899. It's dated by Genuki to 1860-1972. Since demolished, the building on its site was seen by Streetview in 2020.
Devonshire Road Evangelical Church
. SJ 7657 8888. Mike Berrell. Link.
St. Alban (1900) on Manchester Road. Interior view. SJ 7669 8958. Both Mike Berrell. Link. Grade II listed.
Old maps show a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on Manchester Road, at SJ 7671 8947. Genuki dates it to 1897-1966. At some point it was demolished - the building on the site today can be seen in a Streetview from 2021.

Dunham Massey
Crematorium Chapel, Altrincham Crematorium and Dunham Lawn Cemetery (1959) on Whitheouse Lane. Interior view. SJ 7381 8977. Both Mike Berrell. Another view, Mehmood Naqshbandi. Since Mike took his interior photo, the chapel has been re-decorated as this additional interior shows. The date-stone. Both Mike Berrell (2014). Link.
St. Margaret (1853-5), on Dunham Road. SJ 7602 8786. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view, Mike Berrell. Link1. Grade II* listed.
Sinderland Green Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (1881) on Sinderland Lane/Red House Lane.
It pre-dates a map of 1898, where it's shown as Wesleyan. Its Genuki entry says it was "founded in 1881". Two interior views - 1, 2. SJ 7326 9000. All Mike Berrell (2012). Two extra views, 1, 2, both Karel Kuča (2019). Link.

Altrincham U.R.C. (Trinity Hale Church) on Cecil Road. SJ 7726 8626. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2012). Link.
Hale Cemetery Mortuary Chapel, Hale Road. SJ 7797 8684. Mike Berrell.
Hale Methodist Church, on Hale Road. SJ 7735 8713. Mike Berrell. Since Mike took his photo the frontage has been rebuilt, and now looks like this (2022 Streetview).
Islamic Cultural Centre and Mosque (2003) on Grove Lane was formerly St David's Mission Church (CoE, 1914 - 2002). SJ 7828 8713. Mike Berrell (2012). Link.
St. Peter on Harrop Road. SJ 7736 8655. Mike Berrell. Link.
South Manchester Synagogue on The Firs. SJ 7604 8718. Mike Berrell.

Hale Barns
All Saints on Hale Road. SJ 7914 8589. Mike Berrell (2010). Link.
The Brethren's Meeting Room (Plymouth Brethren Christian Church) isn't visible form Hale Road on which it stands. Circa SJ 790 862. Mike Berrell (2014). Link.
Christian Brothers of St. Ambrose (R.C.) on Wicker Lane. Interior view. SJ 790 859. Both Mike Berrell (2012).
Hale and District Hebrew Congregation on Shay Lane. SJ 7908 8612. Mike Berrell (2010). Link.
Hale Chapel (Unitarian, 1723) on Chapel Lane. SJ 7914 8544. Mike Berrell (2010). Interior view (taken through a window), Mike Berrell (2011). Link.
Holy Angels (R.C.) on Wicker Lane. Two interior views - 1, 2. SJ 7904 8597. All Mike Berrell (2010). Link.

Ringway (see also Ringway, Manchester)
Ringway Life Building (Seventh-day Adventist) on Sunbank Lane was originally All Saints and St. Mary (built 1895, though the congregation was founded in 1515). A plaque has some history. SJ 8090 8469. Mike Berrell (2011). Two interior views - 1, 2, and the East window. The list of incumbents commences in 1541. All Mike Berrell (2015).




28 December 2023

Steve Bulman

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