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Fairfield Moravian Settlement



SATURDAY - 11th FEBRUARY 2017 at 11.00am
St MARK'S PARISH CHURCH - Victoria Street, Newtown, Wigan, WN5 9BN

St Mark's featured in our recent Newsletter and we have been invited to see the building for ourselves. The church was designed by leading local architects, Heaton and Ralph largely in 1891/92. Pevsner calls it 'a good honest job' The chancel and vestries were added in 1901 and the tower completed without its planned spire in 1927. There is an on-site café serving light hot snacks every Saturday if you want a change from packed sandwiches.

SATURDAY - 10th JUNE 2017 at 11.00am
St STEPHEN and ALL MARTYRS PARISH CHURCH - Thames Street, Lowermoor,
Oldham OL1 3QU (This meeting will also be our AGM)

Built in 1872 by local architect, George Mitchell of Oldham, Pevsner says the church is 'empty and derelict' - well - not any more! After a long restoration campaign the church is open and in use again. This is the church of our Treasurer and our Gift Aid Secretary, Mary & David Taylor. There is still much to do but Mary will speak about the tremendous progress the congregation has made over a ten year period. The church is in the 13th Century style with a tower topped with a pyramidal roof instead of the intended spire as the ground proved to be unstable. St Stephen's is a short walk from the Derker or Oldham Mumps Metrolink stops.

SATURDAY - 30th SEPTEMBER 2017 at 11.00am
St JAMES PARISH CHURCH - Cambert Lane, Off Wellington Street, Gorton M18 8HF

Built in 1871 to designs by G & R Shaw to replace a chapel of 1755 dedicated to St Thomas. St Thomas's was one of the early Manchester chapelries established in 1422. The church rededicated to St James, was built for the Anglican members of his workforce by Charles Beyer of Beyer and Peacock fame at the same time as his partner, Richard Peacock was building Brookfield Unitarian Church up the road for the Dissenting members of the workforce. Pevsner says that St James is one of the best of Shaw's churches, it has most of its original Shaw furnishings produced in his Saddleworth workshop. It also has some interesting stained glass including windows by Reuben Bennett and George Wragge.

Makes a note of the dates, - come along, - bring a friend & a packed lunch ALL ARE WELCOME

Revd Brian Hartley - Chair & Secretary
The Greater Manchester Churches Preservation Society
21 Penryn Avenue
Tel: 01706 849132
Website: www.manchesterchurches.btck.co.uk