Brookfield Church, Gorton, Unitarian
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.
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
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