SJ8286 : William Temple Parish Church, Wythenshawe

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

William Temple Parish Church, Wythenshawe
William Temple Parish Church, Wythenshawe

The Anglican Church of William Temple was opened in 1965 on the corner of Robinswood Road and Simonsway as the church of the Civic Centre. The mission was already well-established, having begun many years previously in Shadow Moss School Room, latterly operating in a dual-purpose building on Simonsway. The architect, George Pace, agreed with the proviso that he should not design a 'pseudo' building, but that it should be modern in concept. This he did and particular attention was paid to the acoustics with a view to music and drama being performed there. One of Pace's stipulations was that, as with all the churches he designed, there must be no plaques attached to the walls commemorating the dedication of the church or in memory of anyone, for he said he built his churches to the Glory of God. The only lettered stone is on the back wall of the church and it has on it the date of the consecration and a symbol, which is Pace's original sign for William Temple Church. LinkExternal link


The Grade II listed LinkExternal link church is dedicated to William Temple LinkExternal link who was Bishop of Manchester, then Archbishop of York and finally Archbishop of Canterbury. Church website: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 27 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
Date (from Tags)
1965 
Person (from Tags)
William Temple  George Pace 
Architect (from Tags)
George Pace 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8254 8677 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:22.6495N 2:15.8352W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8256 8676
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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