Parish Church of St George, Stalybridge (Old and New) :: Shared Description

The Parish of St George, Stalybridge was originally consecrated in 1776, the building of the 'Cocker Hill Chapel of Ease' was a welcome alternative for Anglicans as the other options for worship were to travel either to the Parish Church in Ashton-Under-Lyne or to Mottram.

By 1835 the Cocker Hill Chapel was in poor condition and in danger of falling down and so a new Church was commissioned and consecrated in 1840, also dedicated to St George. The old church was allowed to close. This did not go well with the old congregation who organised and financed the rebuilding of the old church and it was reopened on the 29th of September 1843. The situation of having two churches dedicated to St George in Stalybridge continued for 127 years until Old St George's was decommissioned in 1967 and the two congregations were merged. For more details see the church website: LinkExternal link which contains a number of well researched historical documents.

For more on Old St George's see LinkExternal link

New St George's is Grade II listed. LinkExternal link
by Gerald England
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SJ9698 : New St George's Church by Gerald England
SJ9698 : New St George's burial ground by Gerald England
SJ9698 : Sidebottom Family Vault: Memorial inscription by Gerald England
SJ9698 : Sidebottom Family Vault: Edward Sidebottom by Gerald England
SJ9698 : New St George's Church by Gerald England
SJ9698 : Sidebottom Family Vault: Eliza Sidebottom by Gerald England
SJ9698 : Sidebottom Family Vault by Gerald England
SJ9698 : Sidebottom Family Vault: James Sidebottom by Gerald England
SJ9698 : The Parish Church of St George, Stalybridge by Gerald England
SJ9698 : Old St George's Sunday School by Gerald England
SJ9698 :  Sidebottom Family Vault: Pictorial Relief by Gerald England


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Created: Tue, 20 Jun 2017, Updated: Tue, 20 Jun 2017

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