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All Saints' Church GraveyardAll Saints' Church Graveyard from the rear - it looks like they had been planting trees and shrubs. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 25, 2021
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Marple Bridge Congregational SchoolA ceremony for the laying of the foundation stones at the new Marple Bridge Congregational School. It was opened in October 1906, so this a bit earlier. Provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021
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Trinity Methodist Church GroupA group of people at the Trinity Methodist Church. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 26, 2020
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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


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.2735 viewsMarple Bridge Congregational Church.
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Marple Bridge Congregational Church & Hall2713 viewsMarple Bridge Congregational Church and Hall.
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United Reformed Church2122 viewsThe United Reformed Church on Hibbert Lane before dry rot claimed its steeple.
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Kingdom Hall1729 viewsKingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, from Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Jubilee Methodist Church899 viewsThe Jubilee Primitive Methodist Chapel, Compstall.
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Marple Bridge Congregational Church & Hall893 viewsThe Congregational Church & Hall on Hollins Lane, Marple Bridge.
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St. Mary's Church823 viewsThe interior of St. Mary's Church, Marple Bridge.
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Saint Paul's Church762 viewsA leafy view of St. Paul's Church, Compstall.

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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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United Reformed ChurchA well worn picture of the United Reformed Church on Hibbert Lane before the steeple was removed in 1939. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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All Saints' ChurchesNew and old All Saints' Churches side by side.
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Marple Boys Brigade Enrollment Cert 1929Photo of the original 1929 enrollment certificate for Marple Boys Brigade recently found intact in a re-used frame behind an old photo by Violet Tyson Schofield.
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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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Trinity Sunday School GroupThis is one of a set of glass slides associated with the Trinity Methodist Church Sunday School, on Market Street. The family are Walter and Sarah Batley with their daughter, Marion.
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Saint Martin's ChurchA view of St. Martin's Church, Low Marple, through the trees.
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Saint Paul's ChurchA very early image of Saint Paul's Church, Compstall. From Marple Local History Society Archives.

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