'Seeing is Believing'
Save Saddleworth's Historic Church
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.
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