Immanuel Church, Oswaldtwistle

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Immanuel Church, Oswaldtwistle
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Immanuel Church from the west
Immanuel Church, Oswaldtwistle is located in the Borough of Hyndburn
Immanuel Church, Oswaldtwistle
Immanuel Church, Oswaldtwistle
Location in Hyndburn
Coordinates: 53°44′10″N 2°24′21″W / 53.7360°N 2.4059°W / 53.7360; -2.4059
OS grid referenceSD 73324 26699
LocationOswaldtwistle, Lancashire
StatusParish church
Functional statusActive
Heritage designationGrade II

Immanuel Church is an Anglican church in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England. It is an active parish church in the Diocese of Blackburn and the archdeaconry of Blackburn. It was built 1836–1837, designed by J. and T. Stones, and has been designated a Grade II listed building by English Heritage.

History and administration[edit]

Immanuel Church was built 1836–1837 to a design by J. and T. Stones.[1] In 1866–1867 J. & J. M. Hay added a chancel, transepts, a chapel and an organ chamber.[2] In 1911, St Mary's Church, Cocker Brook, St Andrew's Church, Hippings, and St Michael's Church, Belthorn were all chapels of ease to Immanuel.[3]

Immanuel was designated a Grade II listed building by English Heritage on 9 March 1984.[1] The Grade II listing—the lowest of the three grades—is for buildings that are "nationally important and of special interest".[4] An active church in the Church of England, Immanuel is part of the diocese of Blackburn, which is in the Province of York. It is in the archdeaconry of Blackburn, the Deanery of Accrington and in 2017 became part of the new parish of Oswaldtwistle, along with St. Paul's and All Saints.


Immanuel Church is constructed in the Early English style of coursed stone, squared sandstone; the roofs are slate.[1] The plan is cruciform with a nave, chancel, transepts, tower to the west and chapel to the south-east.[2] The tower is of three stages with buttresses and lancet arches.[2] The nave is also buttressed. There are lancet windows in the nave, chancel and transepts.[1]

There is stained glass by Morris & Co. and Shrigley and Hunt.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d Historic England, "Church of Immanuel (1206058)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 13 May 2011
  2. ^ a b c d Hartwell, pp. 481–482
  3. ^ Farrer & Brownbill, pp. 404–409
  4. ^ "Listed Buildings", National Heritage List for England, English Heritage, archived from the original on 24 January 2013, retrieved 13 May 2011


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