Sunday, 18 January 2015
The top of St Paul's
The top of St Paul's Roman Catholic Church viewed with a bit of zoom from near the bottom of Hamnett Street.
St Paul's Roman Catholic Church was founded on Hamnett Street in 1848, meeting in rooms above a factory. In 1852, Mr Ashton, owner of the Newton Banks Print Works, gave a plot of land off Newton St in Newton Moor, to build a Catholic church. The foundation stone was laid on Friday, 20th May 1853 and the church opened for worship on 21st June 1854.
This information is from a 120pp book by Bernard Marshall written in 1998 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the parish. It is downloadable as a pdf file and contains a wealth of information.
A contribution to Inspired Sundays.