Alderley Edge Methodist Church

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Alderley Edge Methodist Church
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Alderley Edge Methodist Church
Alderley Edge Methodist Church is located in Cheshire
Alderley Edge Methodist Church
Alderley Edge Methodist Church
Location in Cheshire
Coordinates: 53°18′03″N 2°14′01″W / 53.3008°N 2.2337°W / 53.3008; -2.2337
OS grid reference SJ 845 782
Location Chapel Road, Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Methodist Church of Great Britain
Membership 95 (2013)[1]
Weekly attendance 65 (2013)[2]
Website Alderley Edge Methodist Church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 6 July 1984
Architect(s) Hayley and Sons
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Completed 1863
Materials Sandstone, slate roofs
Circuit Alderley Edge and Knutsford
District Manchester and Stockport[1]
Minister(s) Revd Ben Clowes

Alderley Edge Methodist Church is in Chapel Road, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, England. It is an active Methodist church.[3] The church and its associated hall are recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[4]


The church and hall were built in 1863 to a design by Hayley and Sons.[5] The interior of the church was re-ordered in the mid-1990s.[6]


The buildings are constructed in sandstone with Welsh slate roofs. The plan of the church consists of a nave with two side chapels, and a southwest steeple. The hall stands behind the church. The church front facing the road is expressed as two storeys. Both storeys contain a four-light window, the upper window being sharply pointed. The tower is in three stages with an entrance porch on its side and a broach spire with lucarnes on its summit. The windows are lancets, and the bell openings have two lights with louvres. Along the sides of the church are three gabled two-light windows. The chapel contains a rose window.[4] The tracery in the windows is in Decorated style.[5] The windows in the church hall are simpler in design. Inside the church is a west gallery, and a pulpit and lectern, both in pitch-pine.[4] The two-manual organ was built in 1881 by A. Young and Sons, and renovated at a later date by Charles A. Smethurst .[7]

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  1. ^ a b "Statistics for Mission:Circuit Membership Statistics Summary October 2013" (PDF). Methodist Church in Britain. 
  2. ^ "Statistics for Mission:Circuit Attendance Statistics Summary October 2013" (PDF). Methodist Church in Britain. 
  3. ^ { Welcome, Alderley Edge Methodist Church, archived from the original on 16 January 2013, retrieved 12 March 2012 
  4. ^ a b c Historic England. "Alderley Edge Methodist Church and Hall (1276169)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Hartwell, Clare; Hyde, Matthew; Hubbard, Edward; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2011) [1971], Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 91, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6 
  6. ^ About us, Alderley Edge Methodist Church, retrieved 12 March 2012 
  7. ^ Cheshire, Alderley Edge, Methodist Church (N02471), British Institute of Organ Studies, retrieved 12 March 2012