Thursday, 9 August 2012

The Sign at St Stephen's

St Stephen's, the parish church of Flowery Field was consecrated in 1891, the foundation stone having been laid nearly two years earlier. The present building was the outcome of a Mission Church (an offshoot from St. Mary's, Newton, started about 1883), and was erected through the munificence of Colonel Ashton, of Newton, and Little Onn, Staffordshire. It is a fine stone building, in the 13th century style of architecture, containing nave and chancel, and boasting a handsome tower and spire of about 120 feet high. The first vicar was the Rev. T. M. Tozer.

The Church closed in July 2011 and worshippers must now attend St Mary's, Newton.

It has been deconsecrated and is for sale at around £180,000.

More photographs of the church are on Hyde DP Xtra.

For signs, signs.


  1. Can't remember ever having read that a church was for sale. Thoughtful, to say the least. Hopefully it is well taken care of.

    Please have a good Thursday.

  2. I'm with Robert -- never heard of a church being sold. Will the church get any say in who buys it , or don't they care?

    1. As a Grade II listed building it can't be pulled down which is one saving grace.

  3. Flowery Field has a nice ring to it.
    I have seen a few church conversions to lofts and would love to live in one. Imagine those windows in a luxurious salle de bain!