A modern new church in Oldham’s Waterhead area, Lancashire, was a long held dream that finally started a few years before 1847. In that year the new church was consecrated. It has seen wars and different governments, the introduction of tv and internet and changed quite a bit itself – the famous spire being added a solid 30 years later. The pic here show the church as it was then in 1857 a mere youth at ten years old, at a time when photography was both very expensive and a hit and miss new-fangled innovation.
To celebrate this impressive church’s 175th birthday a new service of celebration, led by the Lord Bishop of Manchester was organised. To commorate and complement a small booklet complete with full order of service was commissioned.
We have been working with the Parish of Waterhead for ten years.