SJ8989 : St Thomas's Church

taken 9 years ago, near to Stockport, Great Britain

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St Thomas's Church
St Thomas's Church
St Thomas' Parish Church was opened in 1825. It is in the process of restoration and over the last few years the dedicated congregation have raised funds of over 300,000 to renew the roof, and restore the tower and cupola and clock faces. Future plans include modification of the interior; so that, as well as continuing as a Parish Church, it will be used as a venue for concerts and recitals.
Parish Church of St Thomas, Hillgate, Stockport
St Thomas' Parish Church was opened in 1825 having been built as one of a hundred churches funded by grants from the government and regarded as a thanksgiving for victory over Napoleon, hence the name "Waterloo" Churches. St. Thomas was built in the classical style and is now recognised as a building of National importance being Grade 1 Listed LinkExternal link

It was built to front onto Hillgate which was then the main route from London to Manchester and Carlisle, hence the grand portico at the East end, before Wellington Road (A6) was opened soon after.

It is in the process of restoration and over the last few years the dedicated congregation have raised funds to renew the roof, restore the tower and cupola and clock faces and include more facilities inside the church, including toilets and a kitchen, to enable it to be used as a venue for concerts and recitals.

Since 2012, St. Thomas has been placed on the English Heritage Buildings at Risk register, and the group "Friends of St. Thomas" was set up in 2013 as a way of securing the future of the church for generations to come.

Church website: LinkExternal link
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Thursday, 9 December, 2010   (more nearby)
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Friday, 10 December, 2010
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Parish church   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 897 896 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.2142N 2:9.3111W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 897 896
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