Building Name

St Paul’s Church Stuart Street Bradford Manchester

1907 - 1908
Stuart Street
Bradford, Manchester
GMCA, England
New build
Demolished 1970

A new church dedicated to St Paul in Stuart Street, Bradford, Manchester was consecrated on Tuesday by the Bishop of Burnley. It is the first in a series that is to be built in Manchester, each to hold 500 people at a cost not exceeding £8 per sitting. The architect is Mr E H Lingen Barker of Manchester. Seven building firms of repute tendered to carry out the work. The cost has been £4000. [Building News 14 August 1908 Page 241]

The church was the result of a scheme to produce low-cost church buildings in the most densely populated industrial areas of the country. In 1907 plans were drawn up, based on an inexpensive church in Kent costing £9 per sitting. Sir H W Houdsworth promised to match the grant of £2000 offered by the sponsors, and therefore allow the church to be opened free from debt, if the church could be built in accordance with the requirements of the Incorporated Church Building Society at £8 per sitting. Consecrated 11 August 1908. Demolished 1970

Reference    Building News 14 August 1908 Page 241
Reference    Arthur j Dobbs. Like a Mighty Tortoise Page 249 with illustration
Reference    Pevsner: South Lancashire 1969 Page