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Brookfield Church, Gorton, Unitarian

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Brookfield Church,
Hyde Road,
Gorton
Lancashire

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Cemeteries

The Monumental Inscriptions in the graveyard were recorded in the Owen Manuscripts (copies held at Lancashire Record Office).

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Church History

It was founded in 1570 and was known at first as Gorton Chapel after a new building was erected in 1871.

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.

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Church Records

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

  • Baptisms 1732-1881
  • Marriages 1864-1881
  • Burials 1785-1881
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Maps

It is located at SJ8889095890 (Lat/Lon 53.45964, -2.168793). You can see this on maps provided by:

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