kids encyclopedia robot

St Margaret's Church, Burnage facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
St Margaret's Church, Burnage
Coordinates: 53°25′51″N 2°12′06″W / 53.4309°N 2.2018°W / 53.4309; -2.2018
OS grid reference SJ 867 927
Location Burnage, Manchester
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Churchmanship Conservative Evangelical
Website St Margaret, Burnage
History
Status Parish church
Consecrated 15 March 1875
Architecture
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 9 February 2012
Architect(s) Paley and Austin
Architectural type Church
Groundbreaking 1874
Completed 1926
Specifications
Materials Sandstone
Administration
Parish St Margaret, Burnage
Deanery Heaton
Archdeaconry Manchester
Diocese Manchester
Province York
Clergy
Rector Revd Matthew Calladine
Laity
Reader(s) Pam Corps, Pearl Hardy, Peter Miller, Peter Capon
Churchwarden(s) Ruth Miller,
Mark Stansfield

St Margaret's Church is in Burnage Lane, Burnage, a neighbourhood of Manchester, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Heaton, the archdeaconry of Manchester, and the diocese of Manchester. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a Grade II listed building, having been designated on 9 February 2012.

History

The church was built in 1874–75 and designed by the Lancaster partnership of Paley and Austin. It was consecrated on 15 March 1875 by the Bishop of Manchester. It initially consisted of a three-bay nave, a chancel and a south aisle, providing seating for about 200 people. The site for the church was given by Lord Egerton of Tatton Park. In 1881–82 the same architects added the bellcote, followed by the clergy vestry, a reredos and the organ screen in 1885. In 1901 the successors in the practice, Austin and Paley added the north aisle at a cost of £3,000 (equivalent to £230,000 as of 2018).2018 Further work was carried out on the west end of the church by the same practice in 1925–26, and a baptistry, and two porches were added. In 1998 the oak pulpit and choir stalls were removed, and the pews were replaced by chairs.

Architecture

St Margaret's is constructed in sandstone. Its plan consists of a three-bay nave, north and south aisles, a south porch, a baptistery, and a chancel. The architectural style is Decorated. In the Buildings of England series, the authors describe the interior as "well-proportioned", and with a "single-framed roof". The reredos dates from 1885. The memorials to the World Wars have been designed to match the reredos; the inscriptions are on small tiles, separated by gold mosaic. The stained glass includes a window in the south aisle dated 1894 depicting Faith, Hope and Charity. In the south wall of the chancel is a window dating from about 1920 by Walter J. Pearce, and in the east of the south aisle is a window from about 1950 by T. F. Wilford. Also dating from 1950 is a window in the baptistery depicting Scouts, Guides, Cubs and Brownies. The two-manual organ was built by George Sixsmith and Son in 1973. It replaced an earlier three-manual organ.

kids search engine
St Margaret's Church, Burnage Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.