SJ8493 : Withington Methodist Church

taken 8 months ago, near to Burnage, Manchester, Great Britain

Withington Methodist Church
Withington Methodist Church

According to the church website LinkExternal link

"Withington Methodist Church owes its origin to the vision of two twelve-year-old girls, Hannah Hesketh and Hannah Langford, who in the 1790s heard the gospel in neighbouring Burnage and asked that a bible class be run for them in Withington. From this class held originally in farmhouse kitchens a worshipping community developed who, in 1832, erected a small chapel in old Moat and subsequently built the present building in 1865.

After a survey of the premises in 1992, the church members decided that rather than spend over 100,000 on repairs to the ageing building they would take the bold step of redeveloping the church. The redevelopment scheme involved the demolition of ancillary buildings at the rear of the church and the erection of a new floor within the main worship area, to create the space for exciting new projects.

Partners were found to share in the scheme: The South Manchester Universities Hospital Trust, Citizens Advice Bureau, and ASSIST neighbourhood care group together offer a wide range of community services under one roof and the building enables church members to worship God in more contemporary surroundings and also practise a caring Christian ministry to the people of Withington."
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SJ8493, 25 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 15 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 5 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
Person (from Tags)
Hannah Hesketh  Hannah Langford 
Date (from Tags)
1832  1865  1992 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8498 9311 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.0732N 2:13.6528W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8496 9312
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Methodist Church  South Manchester Universities Hospital Trust  Citizens Advice Bureau  Community Centre 

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