Building Name

Swedenborgian Church Moss Side

1888 - 1890
Moss Lane East
Moss Side, Manchester
GMCA, England
New Build

NEW SWEDENBORGIAN CHURCH IN MOSS SIDE – Yesterday dedication services were held in the new church in Moss Lane East of the South Manchester Society. It will be remembered that when the church in Peter Street was sold for the purposes of the Technical School it was arranged that two new churches should be built in the suburbs, one on the north side and one on the south side of the city. A site for the northern church was found in Bury New Road, and the building is almost complete. The southern church has been erected in Moss Lane East, at the end of Raby Street. The style adopted is Gothic of the Decorated period, and the extremely varied outline of the many decorative details in tracery, buttresses and gables give a rich general effect. The spire rises to a height of one hundred feet. Inside the church measures 76 feet by 35 feet (across the transepts 45 feet) and there is accommodation for 360 people. The effect of the interior is extremely bright and cheerful. In the rear of the church are commodious school premises, and a fine assembly hall. The cost of the building has been about £5,500. The contractor was Mr W Thorpe, Cornbrook Park Road, and the architects were Messrs Isitt and Verity, Bradford and Wigan. [Manchester Guardian 11 January 1890 page 9]

Reference    Manchester Guardian 30 August 1888 page 8 – plans approved
Reference    Manchester Guardian 4 October 1888 page 1 - contracts
Reference    Manchester Guardian 6 October 1888 page 4 – contracts
Reference    Manchester Guardian 11 January 1890 page 9 - opening