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1863      First Sunday School in Hooley Hill, later becoming a 'Day School'


1879      Moved to new building on Denton Road (site of Community Centre)


1914      Day school closed but building continued as a Sunday School and Mission Church


1924      New district of 'St Hilda's, Audenshaw' created, temporary church built on present site


1936      Church burnt down!....big campaign to raise money for new church


1937      Foundation stone laid by Bishop of Manchester


1938      New church opened. St Hilda's, Audenshaw now a parish in its own right


1944      Temporary church hall known as 'the shack' built by German prisoners of war


1978      'The shack' burnt down!...Church building becomes dual purpose, hall and church


1983      Dividing screen added to create separate worship area for weekday services





A big "thank you" to our former churchwarden Brian for this rare photograph of one of the first  Whit walks after the district of St Hilda's was formed in 1924.

The original church seen here was built in the same year, but was destroyed by fire just 12 years later, in 1936.

The bay-windowed house at the corner of Denton Road and Mayfield Street can still be seen today

Old church stone laying
New statue of our lady
Old Church interior
Old statue of our lady
Copy of roland jones

Father Rowland Jones ...

vicar from

1930- 52.

The laying of the foundation stone of the new Saint Hilda's

in 1937 - looking across from Denton Road to Corporation Road.

The open fields eventually made way for new housing estates...




Inside the original Saint Hilda's Church (1924-36)

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New Church consecrated

The consecration of the newly-built Saint Hilda's in 1938.

At the main entrance, the Bishop of Manchester, Dr Guy Warman reads from Scripture. The Bishop of Hulme, Dr Sherwood Jones is standing beside him, facing the camera.  (Photo: Ashton Reporter)


Statue of

Our Lady...

past and


Saint Hilda's Church, Audenshaw ~ a brief history

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