The Church of England in Saddleworth

The Church of England in Saddleworth worships God revealed to us in Jesus Christ. We welcome all who seek God, regardless of race, age, gender, or sexual orientation. We affirm that the Church's mission, in obedience with Holy Scripture is to proclaim the unfailing love of God in every generation. We are a team of nine churches serving our community through prayer and friendship.

'Seeing is Believing'
Save Saddleworth's Historic Church

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There has been a church dedicated to St Chad on the current site for over 800 years. The present church was built from 1830 to 1833 with the tower re-built during 1846/7.

Many of the internal features were crafted by the architect George Shaw of Uppermill. The interior is greatly enhanced by many beautiful stained glass windows, most of which were designed and made in Uppermill also by George Shaw's firm.

The church’s unique heritage is reflected in its Grade 2* listing on the National Heritage List for England; only 6% of all listed buildings are awarded this special grade.

Following a recent survey of the whole Church by our Architect and Construction Engineer, it has become apparent that extensive, urgent work is required to repair the roof, ceiling and tower and to restore the stained glass windows of this iconic Saddleworth Church.

We need to raise £1 million.

We have already launched our 'Seeing is Believing' St Chad's Parish Church restoration and development project and are currently in the process of applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a grant. However, your help is still very much needed, not just financially, but in suggesting ways that would better engage St Chad’s Parish Church and the community with the heritage of Saddleworth.

It would be very helpful if you could complete the brief questionnaire below:

Brief Questionnaire

Name
Name
Exhibitions *
Exhibitions
Would you be interested in seeing the church as a suitable venue for exhibitions?
I think it's a good idea
I would be interested in participating
Music & Performing Arts Events *
Music & Performing Arts Events
Would you be interested in attending or holding events after the restoration?
I would be interested in attending events
I would be interested in holding events
Heritage Skills Workshops *
Heritage Skills Workshops
Would you interested in stone-carving, stained-glass, or bell-ringing workshops now and following restoration?
I think it's a good idea
I would be interested in participating
Oral History of the Church *
Oral History of the Church
Would you be interested in sharing your knowledge and memories of the church to create an oral record of its history?
I think it's a good idea
I would be interested in participating
Educational visits (e.g. Schools) *
Educational visits (e.g. Schools)
What do you think of the church as a place for educational trips for children across Saddleworth and further afield?
I think it's a good idea
I would be interested in participating
Access to church archives *
Access to church archives
Would you be interested in accessing church archives through our archivist?
I think it's a good idea
I would be interested in participating
 
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