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All Souls Church of England, Bolton

All Souls,
Astley St,


The church does not have a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1879 and closed in 1987. From 17 Nov 1966 the parish was united with that of St James as the parish of All Souls with St James. It is now in the care of the Churches Conservation trust.

The church was built 1880-81 by Paley & Austion, following a bequest from Nathaniel Greenhalgh (d. 1877) and carried through by his brother Thomas. It was consecrated on 30th June 1881. It is aisleless, making it unusually wide (without supporting columns) and its interior fittings are complete and believed also to be by Paley & Austin.

Church Records

Whilst every effort has been made to record exact details of record office and library holdings you are recommended to check with them before visiting to ensure that they do hold the records and years you wish to examine. Similarly check with transcript publishers to ensure they cover the records and years you require before making a purchase.

Manchester Archives and Local Studies, Manchester Central Library, hold:

  • Baptisms 1879-1986
  • Marriages 1881-1965
  • Funerals 1952-1986

This site provides historical information about churches, other places of worship and cemeteries. It has no connection with the churches etc. themselves.


The church is located at OS grid reference SD7136310889 (Lat/Lon 53.593782,-2.434150). You can see this on maps provided by: