An occasional series looking at our churches.
Now I have spent a lot of time over the years writing about St Clement's, particularly the old church on the green and rarely look at the rest.*
So when Andy Robertson sent over this image it was time to broaden my horizons and remind people of the work done by Tony Goulding on the church.**
In recognition of the growth of Chorlton in 1898 a new parish was established consisting of part of St Clements’s parish and some others.
The foundation stone of St Werburgh's Church was laid on November 5 1899, and its chancel and transepts dedicated in 1900.
The church was completed and opened on June 1 1902 and consecrated July 15 1902.***
Location; St Werburgh’s Church Wilbraham Road
Picture; St Werburgh’s Church, 2016 from the collection of Andy Robertson
*St Clement's Church, https://chorltonhistory.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/St%20Clement%27s%20Church
**St Werburgh’s Church, https://chorltonhistory.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/St%20Werburgh%27s%20Church
***St Werbugh’s Church, http://www.stwerburghcch.co.uk/