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Coordinates: 53°30′13″N 2°14′4″W / 53.50361°N 2.23444°W / 53.50361; -2.23444

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St Luke's Cheetham Hill

St Luke's Church was an Anglican parish church in the Cheetham Hill district of Manchester, England. The structure is now mostly derelict.

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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