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Alms HousesA hand-coloured postcard of the Alms Houses on Church Lane. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 30, 2018
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All Saints' ChurchA classic view of the old church at All Saints', provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 23, 2017
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St. Mary's ChurchThe interior of St. Mary's Church, Marple Bridge. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 23, 2017
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Campanologists at work in All Saints'Campanologists Pamela Andrew and Peter Nicholson at work in the All Saints' tower.Nov 05, 2017
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Rudhall Bells in All Saints' Old ChurchThe Rudhall bells in All Saints' Church, provided by Pamela Andrew.Nov 05, 2017
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Rudhall Bells in All Saints' Old ChurchThe Rudhall bells in All Saints' Church, provided by Pamela Andrew.Nov 05, 2017
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Rudhall Bells in All Saints' Old ChurchThe Rudhall bells in All Saints' Church, provided by Pamela Andrew.Nov 05, 2017
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All Saints' ChurchAll Saints' Church and Coach House, provided by Janet Holmes.Aug 31, 2017


All Saints', Marple.


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The first recorded service at All Saints’ was in 1588, when the population of Marple stood at 160. A Georgian Chapel was built in 1811 and in 1880 the current Victorian Church was built alongside. In 1964 the derelict Georgian Chapel was demolished but the old church tower was retained to house the bells and is still used today.

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Saint Martin's, Low Marple


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Saint Martin's Church on Brabyns Brow, Low Marple was built by the Hudson family in 1869/70. The first church on this site was a temporary iron shed built in 1867 and the new church designed by John Dando Sedding was a striking contrast embracing the Arts and Craft Movement started by William Morris.

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Saint Paul's, Compstall


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Saint Paul's Church in Compstall was built by the Andrews family between 1839 and 1841 at a cost of £2,000. After the loss in 1905 of its Vicar of 48 years, Rev W.H. Hopkins, the church was extensively renovated and extended.

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Methodist Churches


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Methodist Churches of Marple and District, present and past. Including Marple Methodist Church on Church Lane, Ridge Methodist Church and Trinity Methodist Church, formerly on Market Street.

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Congregational Churches


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This album features the Congregational Churches of Marple Bridge and Marple. The latter, on Hibbert Lane, now being the United Reformed Church.

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Other Churches


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This album covers other Marple and District Churches that do not currently have enough photos to merit their own album. It includes St. Mary's, Marple Bridge, Holy Spirit, Marple, the Evangelical Church on Queen Street, Kingdom Hall and one or two others. If more pictures become available separate albums will be created.

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Marple Bridge Congregational Church.2544 viewsMarple Bridge Congregational Church.
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Marple Bridge Congregational Church & Hall2526 viewsMarple Bridge Congregational Church and Hall.
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United Reform Church1951 viewsThe United Reform Church on Hibbert Lane before dry rot claimed its steeple.
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Kingdom Hall1619 viewsKingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, from Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Jubilee Methodist Church806 viewsThe Jubilee Primitive Methodist Chapel, Compstall.
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Marple Bridge Congregational Church & Hall745 viewsThe Congregational Church & Hall on Hollins Lane, Marple Bridge.
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St. Mary's Church741 viewsThe interior of St. Mary's Church, Marple Bridge.
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Saint Paul's Church708 viewsA leafy view of St. Paul's Church, Compstall.

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All Saints' Old Church TowerThe tower of All Saints' Old Church in 1967. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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All Saints' Church PlanA plan showing the outline of the very first church at All Saints' within the envelope of the old Georgian church. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Marple Methodist Church GroupA group outside Marple Methodist Church. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Saint Paul's Church Walking GroupA walking group ready to depart Saint Paul's Church, Compstall. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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All Saints' New ChurchBuilt in 1880, when it was found that the foundations of the old church were not up to it being extended.
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All Saints' Old Church ChoirWhat must be the church choir in a formal pose outside All Saints' Old Church.
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United Reform ChurchUnited Reform Church on Hibbert Lane. The steeple was removed in 1939. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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All Saints' Lych GateThe Lych Gate of All Saints' Church with the old Georgian Church in the background.

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