All Souls' Church, Bolton, Greater Manchester

Astley Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 8EH
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All Souls is open to the public Monday to Friday from 9 am until 5pm. The coffee shop is open daily - 10am until 3pm
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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:

Visit the All Souls Bolton website.