St George's Church, Carrington, Greater Manchester

Address: Manchester Road, Carrington, Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, M31 4AG
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Currently closed for conservation work
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An oasis of calm among modern buildings

St George and it's pretty churchyard, with attached school house and rectory is an unexpected surprise, amongst now derelict refineries and other 20th century developments.

Built by Isaac Shaw in 1757-59 for Mary, Countess of Stamford as a chapel-of-ease to serve the hamlets of Carrington and Partington, it is unpretentious, yet it reflects the liturgical practices of the time.

Oblong with a small apse, it has original tall round-headed windows: there are box pews set out in four bays, open benches at the back under the 1829 west gallery and an attractive tall white marble font with cover.

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Road directions

9 miles east of Warrington, on A6144; access from adjacent Vicarage Garden Centre when open

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Irlam (0.9 miles)

OS Reference No.

SJ 728 926

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  1. Frank Moss (04 Sep 2011, 09:16)

    I remember this Church from my childhood. I lived until 6 years of age in No. 3 Corporation Cottages, about 400 yards from the Church, and I attended the Church school (Headmaster Mr Isherwood), for about a year, until my family moved to Stretford in 1939, just in time to experience the blitz in December 1940. I returned to the school as an evacuee to my Grandparents and stayed there until 1944 when it was judged that the danger from the Luftwaffe was over.

    I can vaguely remember a garden party on the Vicarage lawn in the late 30s. I seem to remember that my grandmother mentioned a Canon Addy connected with the Church

  2. Rosemary Harvey (28 Apr 2013, 15:43)

    Having driven past it many times, today we walked and called in. Sadly the church was closed but it was wonderful to walk around the small local graveyard and read the stones. It would have nice to go inside the church.

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Community information for St George's Church, Carrington

 

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St George's Church, Carrington, Greater Manchester

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as ‘Keyholder nearby’, this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.