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Report - St Saviours Church Bacup May 2015

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by woopashoopaa, May 2, 2015.

  1. woopashoopaa

    woopashoopaa 28DL Regular User
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    Came here while on a day out with @GRONK @Lavino and @Telf this was our 3rd location of the day out of 4 the access was different to what we expected if you know what I mean :rolleyes: Anyway when we got in the place was very bright and still had some bibles on benches the place is definitely worth a look sadly we didn't get up to the tower but we did find the access point (sealed up :banghead). Also here is some history and some pics of the place hope you enjoy.

    The origins of St. Saviour's At Stubbylee Hall, Bacup, lived Mr. John Holt, J.P., a Christian man with a real concern for the spiritual needs of the people living on his estate around the Lee Mill area. His dreams of building a church were not fulfilled in his own lifetime. When St. John's fell into a state of extreme disrepair and collapse a committee was formed to rebuild it but progress in making the necessary arrangements was so slow that one of the members of the committee, Mr. James Maden Holt (the son of Mr. John Holt) withdrew and determined to go ahead with the building of a church at Stubbylee. After obtaining the consent of the incumbent of St. John's, the Rev. B. Tweedale, and of the Bishop of the diocese to the assignment of a district for the proposed new church, Mr. Holt looked round for a suitable clergyman to tackle the undertaking. He learned that the Rev. William Whitworth, Vicar of St. Jude's, Ancoats, was willing to accept the onerous task of working up the new- parish and invited him to be the first vicar. Mr. Whitworth was duly licensed and began his labours in an old mill at Rockliffe. It was intended that these premises should be only temporary so very few alterations were made. The floor was covered with sawdustand benches mounted on bricks were used as pews. Worship commenced there in 1854.

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  2. WildBoyz

    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    That's a fine looking place. Nice report :thumb
     
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    nice shots and good report :thumb
     
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