The Churches of Britain and Ireland


Stockport, Greater Manchester

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Churches in Adswood, Bramhall, Bredbury, Brinnington, Cheadle, Cheadle Heath, Davenport, Edgeley, Great Moor, Hazel Grove, Heaton Chapel, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Moor, Heaton Norris, Heaviley, Offerton, Portwood, Romiley, Woodford, Woodley. Some links will open another page.

Calvary Chapel on Didsbury Road. Interior view. SJ 882 904. Both Mike Berrell. Since Mike took his photos it has been re-named as Bridgeway Chapel. Link. Mike has further advised that this was demolished in 2017, and the church has removed to High Street, and called the The Bridgeway Church (for which, see below). Link.

Church of Our Lady and the Apostles (R.C.) at Shaw Heath dates from 1905. SJ 893 895. Len Brankin. Interior view, and another. Both Mike Berrell.

The former Crescent Road Mission Hall, on Crescent Road, Portwood, is now in secular use. SJ 907 912. Mike Berrell.

Elim Pentecostal Church on Mottram Street. Mike Berrell. Another view. Len Brankin.

Evron Centre (R.C.) on Adswood Lane West was previously Shalom Spirituality Centre. SJ 897 889. Mike Berrell (2010). Link.

The former Friends' Meeting House on Middle Hillgate, now a restaurant. SJ 897 901. Len Brankin.

Jesus Fellowship Church - Jesus Army meets at Stockport College on Wellington Road South. SJ 896 897. Mike Berrell. Link.

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Bamford Street. Interior view. Both Mike Berrell. Another view. Len Brankin.

The former New Jerusalem Church (Swedenborgian), on Beech Road, Cale Green, which was demolished in 1990. SJ 899 887. Jean Chadwick.

The former Orchard Street Congregational Church on Waterloo Road, now used as offices. SJ 899 901. Len Brankin.

Quaker Meeting House on Higher Hillgate. SJ 898 894. Mike Berrell. Mike advises that this is to be demolished in mid-2014. A new Meeting House is to be built, probably on the same site. Mike has also photographed the replacement building, which was erected in 2015. Mike Berrell (2016).

Royal Christian Centre (Redeemed Christian Church of God), in Walthew House on Shaw Heath. SJ 895 892. Mike Berrell (2015). Link.

St. Andrew's Community Church (New Life Christian Fellowship) on Hall Street. SJ 903 901. Len Brankin.

St. Joseph (R.C.), on Tatton Street. SJ 896 904. Mike Berrell.

St. Martin on Norris Bank. SJ 880 904. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2013). Link.

St. Mary on Churchgate. SJ 898 905. Mike Berrell.

St. Mary and St. Andrew's Community Church (CoE) on Hall Street. SJ 902 902. Mike Berrell.

St. Peter (CoE, Anglo-Catholic tradition) on St. Peter's Square. Two interior views, 1, 2. All Mike Berrell.

St. Thomas at Higher Hillgate. Another view. SJ 897 896. Both Len Brankin. Another view and three interior views - 1, 2, 3 - all Mike Berrell. Link.

Former Salvation Army Hall, Middle Hillgate, now residential. Rob Brettle. Another view. Mike Berrell (2010).

Stepping Hill Hospital, Stepping Hill, has both a Christian Chapel and a Multi-Faith Chapel. SJ 912 877. Both Mike Berrell.

Stockport Baptist Church on Thomson Street. SJ 894 898. Mike Berrell. Another view. Len Brankin.

Stockport Centre Church meets at Woodbank Community Centre on Turncroft Lane. SJ 909 900. Mike Berrell. Link.

Stockport Fog Pentecostal Church (African Revival & Worldwide Family of God Churches, [Apostolic]) on Millbrook Street (the Millbrook Centre). Mike Berrell.

The Bridgeway Church meet in the Independent Living Centre on High Street. The Bridgeway Church is successor to Calvary Chapel (see above). Mike Berrell (2017). Link.

Tiviot Dale Methodist Church in Tiviot Dale. Mike Berrell.

Union U.R.C. on Maitland Street. SJ 905 894. Len Brankin. Mike Berrell advises that a sign over the door says that it was formerly St. George's Mission Hall. Link.

Windlehurst Methodist Church (formerly Wesleyan) dates from 1892. On Windlehurst Road. SJ 951 862. Mike Berrell. Link.

St. Ambrose (R.C.) on Adswood Road. SJ 888 883. Mike Berrell. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, all Mike Berrell (2013). Link.
St. Gabriel (CoE, 1936) on Adswood Road. SJ 888 879. Mike Berrell. Interior view, Mike Berrell (2013).


St. Barnabas on Osborne Street. SJ 918 911. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2013). Link.
St. Mark. Interior view. SJ 931 919. Both Mike Berrell. Another interior view, and a pair of unusual windows, both Mike Berrell (2012). Link.
U.R.C., formerly the Woodley Congregational Church, on George Lane, Bredbury. Interior view. SJ 932 918. Both Mike Berrell.

Brinnington Community Church, previously The Lighthouse Centre, on Northumberland Road. SJ 911 924. Mike Berrell. Link.
St. Bernadette (R.C.) on The Drive. SJ 909 919. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, and the altar, all Mike Berrell (2013).
St. Luke on Brinnington Road. SJ 913 923. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, and a list of vicars of St. Luke, and the preceding church, St. Paul at Portwood, all Mike Berrell (2013).


Cheadle Heath.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Bramhall Lane. SJ 899 880. Mike Berrell.
Davenport Methodist Church on Garners Lane. SJ 893 883. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2013).
Trinity Methodist Church on Bramhall Lane. SJ 899 873. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2010).
U.R.C. on Buxton Road. Interior view, and another. SJ 907 881. All Mike Berrell.

Edgeley, Great Moor, Hazel Grove.

Heaton Chapel
Heaton Chapel Christian Church, on Wellington Road North. SJ 886 917. Mike Berrell. Link.
St. Thomas the Apostle on Wellington Road North dates from 1765. Interior view, and another. SJ 882 926. All Mike Berrell. Link.

Heaton Mersey
Brethren's Meeting Room (Exclusive Brethren), on Woodlands Road. SJ 860 906. Mike Berrell.
Heaton Mersey Congregational Church (aka Church of the Upper Room, founded 1825) on Mersey Road. SJ 865 906. Mike Berrell (2006). Two interior views - 1 , 2. Both Mike Berrell (2010). Mike was also able to take some photos of old photos - the exterior and interior of the previous church building, and the organ. All reproduced by kind permission of the congregation.
St. John the Baptist on St. John Street. SJ 864 907. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2013). Another view, Mike Berrell (2015), who also advises that the church is also home to St. Aphrahat The Persian Sage Church (link). Link.
St. Winifred (R.C.) on Mauldeth Road. Interior view. SJ 870 909. Both Mike Berrell.

Heaton Moor
Church of the Virgin St. Mary and St. Mina (Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate) on Heaton Moor Road was previously Heaton Moor Road Congregational Church. Two interior views - 1, 2. SJ 880 918. All Mike Berrell (2010).
Heaton Moor Evangelical Church on Green Lane, Heaton Moor. SJ 877 912. Mike Berrell. Link.
Heaton Moor United Church (Methodist & U.R.C.) on Heaton Moor Road and Stanley Road. It was built on the site of Heaton Moor Methodist Church, and dedicated in 1990. Interior view, and the East window. All Mike Berrell (2017). In the church hang an illustration of the demolished Methodist church, and a photo of its interior. Both photos Mike Berrell (2017), with kind permission of the church.
St. Paul on Heaton Moor Road. Interior view. SJ 878 917. Both Mike Berrell. Another view, Mike Berrell (2017). Link.
The Heatons U.R.C. on Heaton Moor Road is also home to Stockport Christian Fellowship (Link). Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, all Mike Berrell (2010). SJ 882 920. Since Mike took these photos, the U.R.C. has left, and joined with Methodists to form Heaton Moor United Church on Stanley Road, Heaton Moor. Their former home was bought by the adjacent medical practice, so they could continue to use the car park, and Stockport Christian Fellowship now rent the building from them.

Heaton Norris, Heaviley, Offerton.

Brunswick Wesleyan Chapel, which stood on Great Portwood Street, Portwood, was demolished in 1955. SJ 902 910. From an old postcard in Mike Berrell's Collection.
Of the demolished St. Paul on Carrington Road/St. Paul's Street, all that remains is a grassed-over site, with some gravestones (not in their original positions), and a war memorial. See also St. Luke, Brinnington, which is the successor church. SJ 905 911. Both Mike Berrell (2012).

Christ Church (1841) on Chester Road. SJ 885 823. Mike Berrell. Another view, and four interior views - 1, 2, 3, 4, all Mike Berrell (2011). Another view. The church website (here) mentions that some of the fixtures and fittings (e.g. box pews) came from another church, though it doesn't specify which one; perhaps this includes these carved wood panels. Both Kenneth Paver.

Woodley Methodist Church on Hyde Road and Chapel Street. SJ 935 921. Mike Berrell. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, all Mike Berrell (2010). Mike was also able to take two photos of photos of the old P.M. chapel (1868-1997); interior view. Both reproduced by kind permission of the Church Council. Of the old Primitive Methodist Chapel, only the plaque survives, and can be seen in the grounds of the present church. Mike Berrell (2011). Link.




04 March 2023

Steve Bulman

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