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Brookfield Church Unitarian, Gorton
This site provides historical information about churches, other places of worship and cemeteries. It has no connection with the churches themselves. For current information you will need to contact them directly.
The Monumental Inscriptions in the graveyard were recorded in the Owen Manuscripts (copies held at Lancashire Record Office
It was founded in 1570 and was known at first as Gorton Chapel after a new building was erected in 1871. Gorton Local History Group have published a useful history of the church
with a plan of the graveyard.
A picture taken by Ian Rhodes.
Unitarians believe in the Unity or unipersonality of God, as opposed to the doctrine of the Trinity - hence the name 'Unitarian'. Unitarianism only became legal in 1813 but was particularly influential in the 19th century.
Manchester Archives and Local Studies
, Manchester Central Library, hold:
- Baptisms 1732-1881
- Marriages 1864-1881
- Burials 1785-1881
It is located at SJ8888995889 (Lat/Lon 53.459631,-2.168802). You can see this on maps provided by: