All Souls' Church, Bolton, Greater Manchester
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A Victorian masterpiece returned to the community
All Souls' is a brick masterpiece by Paley and Austin, dating from 1880-81, which in its early years enjoyed the benefactions of the local mill owner Thomas Greenhalgh, the 'founder'; of the parish.
With its bold west tower, it rises majestically above rows of nineteenth-century terraced houses and the lofty cathedral-like interior is equally impressive, an aisleless hall with a central vault and a small eastern apse, lit by large windows set high.
All Souls' has been transformed into a vibrant new centre for community life through a major project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund that saw the installation of an innovative pod design - 'a building within a building'; - which leaves the historic fabric largely untouched.
The innovative pods house training, learning and performance spaces and the church also host a cutting-edge multi-media exhibition that tells the stories of Boltonians both today and throughout the town's history.
Find out more about what's on at All Souls:
A Victorian beauty in a modern setting
A Gothic gem set in a diamond-shaped churchyard
An oasis of calm among modern buildings
Disabled access information
Steps up to chancel and altar. There is a wheelchair lift to upper floors.
Facilities & Hire
During opening hours our dedicated team of Visitor Welcome Volunteers are always happy to help should you need any information or assistamce duriong your visit.
The building is heated, with wifi, toilet facilities and a cafe.
All Souls is available to hire for meetings, concerts, performances, exhibitions, markets and social or corporate events, all with a range of catering and refreshment options should you require. The building offers a magnificent setting for any occasion and acoustic properties are excellent.
Astley Road, off Blackburn Road (A666), 1 mile north of town centre
Nearest railway station: Bolton (2 miles)
History & Further Information
Useful information Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Lancashire, Cheshire, Manchester, & Merseyside County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester & Merseyside. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
Community information forAll Soul's Church, Bolton
All our Greater Manchester churches are in CCT's North region.
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