St George's Church, Carrington, Greater Manchester
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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.
Our churches cost on average, £2500 per year, to keep them clean, conservation work, maintenance checks and in a safe condition for visitors to come and enjoy.
Please help us to keep our churches open by donating a gift of £5 or £10 by texting the numbers below or visit our donation page here
Text CAR to 70970 to give £5
Text CAR to 70191 to give £10
Your generous donation will help us to protect a beautiful part of local and national heritage. Thank you!
A strangely beautiful church
A Victorian masterpiece returned to the community
A pair of eccentric churches
Disabled access information
Steps up into church yard. Step up into church. Stairs to gallery
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a small number of them have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
9 miles east of Warrington, on A6144; access from adjacent Vicarage Garden Centre when open
Nearest railway station: Irlam (0.9 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church 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 we care for in Cheshire, Lancashire, Gtr Manchester & Merseyside. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
Community information for St George's Church, Carrington
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