St Thomas' Church, Friarmere, Greater Manchester

Heights Lane, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL3 5TU
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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.

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  FRM to 70970 to give £5

Text FRM to 70191 to give £10

Your generous donation will help us to protect a beautiful part of local and national heritage. Thank you!

This is a Champing™ church.