Building Name

Church of St Paul Egerton Road Broad Oak Park Monton Eccles

1907 - 1912
Egerton Road
Monton, Eccles
GMCA, England
New Build

NEW CHURCH FOR MONTON  - The foundation stone of the new church St Paul's, Monton Green, was laid this week by the Earl of Ellesmere, who has also given the land for the site and a large subscription to the building fund. An offshoot of St Andrew's Eccles, the church is to accommodate 550 persons and the cost is estimated at £5500 of which a large proportion has already been subscribed, much of it in the parish of St Andrews, whose vicar the Rev A C Thompson has been working for the cause, with the aid of his Churchmen, for the last four years. [Manchester City News Saturday 10 August 1907 Page 6 Column 4]

A NEW CHURCH AT MONTON – The new church of St Paul at Monton, which has been erected mainly by the parishioners of St Andrew’s, Eccles, was opened yesterday. It is in the ordinary Gothic style of architecture and will accommodate 500 worshippers. It is in Broad Oak Park. The  site was given by Lord Ellesmere who has also contributed to the endowment fund. The total cost, without the organ, will be £6,000, and most of that amount has been subscribed.  In the unavoidable absence of the Bishop of Manchester, The dedication was performed by the Bishop of Burnley. [Manchester Guardian 23 October 1908 page 14]

Reference    Manchester Guardian 9 August 1907 page 4 – foundation stone
Reference    Manchester City News Saturday 10 August 1907 Page 6 Column 4
Reference    Manchester Guardian 23 October 1908 page 14
Reference    Pevsner Lancashire: South