St Luke's Church, Manchester facts for kids
The church of St Luke was a Commissioners' church, situated on the corner of Cheetham Hill Road and Smedley Lane. The building was completed in 1839, using ashlar, to a Perpendicular Gothic design by T. W. Atkinson. Construction had commenced in 1836.
A wealthy local resident and enthusiastic amateur musician, J. W. Fraser, commissioned William Hill to design and install a three-manual church organ in the German System style. This was completed in 1840. Mendelssohn gave a recital using this instrument in April 1847.
Although now mostly derelict, the tower and west end of the aisles and vestry survive and are classified as a Grade II listed building.
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