St Thomas' Church, Friarmere, Greater Manchester
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A hillside preaching church
This austere Georgian church is perched on a hillside overlooking Delph.
St Thomas was built in 1765 by the local community who named it Heights Chapel. Inside it is sparse yet atmospheric, with a stone flag roof and a bellcote.
As a 'preaching church'; it has galleries on three sides and a small sanctuary with a plain Venetian style east window.
Many of the nineteenth-century fittings were removed to the new parish church in Delph.
A Gothic gem set in a diamond-shaped churchyard
A church built for mill workers
A magnificent church on a grand scale
Disabled access information
Steps into church yard from highway. Steps down into vestry and into nave. Stairs to gallery.
Level access can be provided via the west doors upon request.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very 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.
6m NE of Oldham, near Delph. Turn off the A6052 at the junction of Denshaw Road and Tame Lane, as shown by the Churches Conservation Trust signpost; the church is visible on the hill from the junction
Nearest railway station: Shaw & Crompton (2.5 miles)
History & Further 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 for St Thomas' Church, Friarmere
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