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GMCPS MEMBERS' CHURCH & CHAPEL VISITS 2018/2019

SATURDAY - 29th SEPTEMBER 2018 at 11.00am
St CHAD'S PARISH CHURCH, TONGE FOLD ROAD, TONGE WITH HAULGH, BOLTON BL22 6AR

The church was built in 1937 to designs by R.S. Nickson. Red brick with high blue brick plinth and low pitch copper roofs. Modern style with Scandinavian influences. Tall chancel, east vestries and rooms, nave with aisles, west baptistery and north west campanile. Mainly tall narrow metal-framed windows. The east end is blank with incised cross high in the gable. Tall triple windows to sides of chancel with much lower vestries and rooms surrounding it. The aisles also have tall windows and there is a narrow clerestory above, which has a long row of small windows emphasising the horizontal line. The aisles project beyond the west end where there are four tall windows to the gable wall. The baptistery is below. There is an entrance in the south west corner and in the north west corner is the campanile. The chancel is lit from either side and has a round arch to the nave. The long nave was partitioned at halfway in 1987 but the square nave piers all survive supporting the clerestory and nave roof. This has massive partly decorated tie beams and the roof is partly shallow canted. Some contemporary fittings survive.

SATURDAY - 9th MARCH 2019 at 11.00am
St ANDREW'S PARISH CHURCH, ARM ROAD, DEARNLEY, LITTLEBOROUGH OL15 8NJ
& DEARNLEY METHODIST CHURCH, NEW ROAD, LITTLEBOROUGH OL15 8PL

A combined visit to two or possibly three, very different neighbouring churches. The earliest is the original chapel of 1868 now used as a hall for the adjoining chapel of 1899 built up against the old chapel with a turret forming the junction between them. The chapel was recently struck by lightening which severely damaged the organ in the current chapel and lifted the roof of the old one - so it may not be possible to visit the old chapel if repairs are still in progress, The nave and aisles of St Andrew's were built 1893-95 to designs by F P Oakley, brother of the first Vicar. The chancel and chapel were added by Oakley and G Sanville in a different style.

SATURDAY, 8th JUNE 2019 at 11.00am
St CLEMENT'S PARISH CHURCH, STRETFORD ROAD, URMSTON, MANCHESTER M41 9JZ

St Clement's Church was built in 1868 to designs by J Medland Taylor who added the north aisle in1873-5. The whole was lengthened ito the west in 1887-8 by Whittenbury & Mather with the tower added in 1899-1903. The church has much of the quirkiness associated with Taylor and has a wide range of windows styles owing much, as Pevsner says, to the imagination of the architect as to historical precedence. The interior is generally unusual with an odd triangular window at the east end of the north aisle along with an strange granite screen to the organ chamber. There is some interesting stained glass and a memorial designed by John Cassidy.

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

Revd Brian Hartley
21 Penryn Avenue
Heyside
ROYTON
Oldham
Lancs
OL2 6JR
Tel: 01706 849132
Website: www.manchesterchurches.btck.co.uk

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