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Christ Church Church of England, Denton

Christ Church,
Manchester Road,


The church has a graveyard.

Church History

Christ Church was founded in 1846 (from St Lawrence).

Christ Church is an ecclesiastical parish formed March 17, 1846. The church, erected in 1853, is a building of stone in the Early Gothic style, from the designs of the late Sir G. Gilbert Scott P.A.. and consists of chancel, nave of five bays, aisles, north porch and a western tower with spire containing a clock and one bell: there are ten stained windows, including the east window, placed in 1866 in memory of Edward son of John Bradbury: a new north vestry and organ chamber were added in 1889 at a cost of £1,200. There are 709 sittings, of which 500 are free. The register dates from the year 1853. The living is a rectory, yearly value £350, with residence, in the gift of the Crown and Bishop of Manchester alternately and held since 1881 by the Rev. Thomas Austin Schonberg M.A. of Oriel College, Oxford.

from Kelly's directory of Lancashire, 1895

A picture taken by Ian Rhodes.

An engraving of the church from the church plans.

Church Records

Manchester Archives and Local Studies, Manchester Central Library, hold:
  • Baptisms 1848-1947
  • Marriages 1854-1958
  • Burials 1853-1989
Bishop's Transcripts
Lancashire Record Office hold:
  • Baptisms 1848-1855
  • Burials 1853-1855
The LDS British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd edition CDs contain:
  • Baptisms 1851-1908
  • Marriages 1854-1906

Marriages 1854-1895 are held within Cheshire BMD. N.B. Select "Tameside" region.

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.

Copies of Bishop's Transcripts



The church is located at OS grid reference SJ9201095470 (Lat/Lon 53.455913,-2.121801). You can see this on maps provided by: