Christ Church, Denton - Church of England
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
An engraving of the church from the church plans.
Original registersManchester Archives and Local Studies, Manchester Central Library, hold:
- Baptisms 1848-1947
- Marriages 1854-1958
- Burials 1853-1989
Bishop's TranscriptsLancashire Record Office hold:
- Baptisms 1848-1855
- Burials 1853-1855
IndexesThe LDS British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd edition CDs contain:
- Baptisms 1851-1908
- Marriages 1854-1906
Copies of Bishop's Transcripts
- 1848-1855 held by Lancashire Record Office DRM 2/208b - Microfilm
- 1853-1855 held by Lancashire Record Office DRM 2/208b - Microfilm
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