Sunday, 15 November 2015

A Visit to St Thomas the Apostle


I've only just got around to sorting out the photographs I took of St Thomas's on the Heritage Open Day in September.

St Thomas the Apostle stands on Lumn Road with its sides on Tinker's Passage and Leigh Street. It was built in 1868 at a cost of £3,000 and the church was consecrated on Wednesday, September 23rd 1868. The first vicar was the Rev. A. Read who was appointed by the crown on October 9th 1846, the same year that the ecclesiastical district of St. Thomas was founded.

It is somewhat difficult to see the church due to the trees. See a 1920s painting of the church on Old Hyde


The pulpit is situated between the Lady Chapel (left) and the Altar (right) below a figure of St Thomas.


The windows in St Thomas the Apostle are all to designs belonging to William Morris. The East Window above the altar features the figure of Christ as Love a design which first made an appearance in 1895 in Albion Congregational Church, Ashton under Lyne.


The lectern in the foreground is originally from the now closed St Stephen's Church.


One of the displays shows the figures used in the Christmas Crib.

For more information about the church visit the Church website.

For more photographs of the church see the collection on Geograph.

A contribution to Inspired Sundays.

12 comments:

  1. Your post and more so these pictures show how the Heritage Days open up the beauty and history which we are surrounded by and maybe left undiscovered to many. Great post my friend.

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  2. Built in an older style makes it look older that late 1800s. Looks to be well cared for.

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  3. The interior makes up for the shaded exterior.

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  4. What a lovely little church. Inside and out. It's great that they have heritage open days so people can go into building they would not normally have access to.
    Greetings from Spain,
    Lisca#7

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  5. gorgeous. i really enjoy the pulpit area. ( :

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  6. Oh, I love the interior shots!

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  7. Nice old church you visited there, look like it has been reordered

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