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Ashton under Lyne, St. James The Apostle
Ashton under Lyne, St. James The Apostle
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Records of the Incumbent including: baptism registers 1863-1936; marriage registers 1866-1933; banns books 1866-1967; registers of services 1874-1977. Records of the Churchwardens: ledgers 1895-1940; collections 1887-1972; repairs to Church 1931-1937; inventories 1877 and c1910. Records of the Vestry: minutes and annual parish accounts 1899-1969.Records of the Church Council, later Parochial Church Council: minutes of the Church Council, later Central Sub-Committee, 1909-1947; Parochial Church Council Minutes 1920-1983; Bazaar Committee minutes 1894-1898; Council members 1940, 1953-1971; electoral rolls c1920-1961.Records of Societies: Women's Class minutes 1901-1970 and accounts 1953-1971; Men's Class accounts 1928-1966; Ashton under Lyne Church of England. Sunday School Accounts 1897; Ashton under Lyne Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society minutes 1947-1954.Records of the Sunday School: teachers minutes 1872-1880; attendance registers 1964-1987. Records of the Day Schools: managers' minutes 1945-1954; Hurst Brook log books 1870-1959.Records of Queen Victoria Memorial Church, Curzon Road, including: registers of services 1902-1962; minutes of the Church Council 1909-1965; accounts 1943-1978; contributors to envelope scheme 1942-1956; repairs the Church 1954-1964. Records of Emmanuel Church, Smallshaw: registers of services 1921-1943; congregation committee minutes 1926-1940; Sunday School Teacher minutes 1927-1940; miscellaneous Sunday School papers 1929-1935; contributors to envelope scheme 1941-1955Related Material:Confirmation registers and faculties not deposited.The Archives Department also has among the papers of Archdeacon John Rushton a copy letter from Oldham Whittaker about his donation for a new church at Hurst Brook, Oct. 1861 and a newspaper cutting about the consecration (MSf 942.72 R121 vol. 2 page 291).The publication 'Parish Church of the St. James the Apostle, Ashton-under-Lyne centenary year' was published by the church in 1965. Tameside Local Studies and Archives may have a copy of this.Place:/Ashton under Lyne/Ashton under Lyne/Lancashire/EnglandTameside Metropolitan Borough/Greater Manchester/England
Ashton under Lyne, St. James The Apostle
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Rev Thomas Baker Dixon, curate of Christ Church, started a church in 1863 in an iron warehouse in Cowhill Lane. The first service was held on 2 August 1863. Consecrated 28 December 1865. Designed by G. Shaw. A District was assigned to this church by Order in Council, 11 June 1866, (London Gazette, 12 June) from Christ Church, Ashton, St. Michael's, Ashton and St John's, Hurst. Land for a new church was given by the Earl of Stamford and the cost of building was borne by Oldham Whittaker, a local millowner. The new church was consecrated on 28 December 1865, and Rev. T. B. Dixon remained vicar until 1908. A Mission Church, known as Queen Victoria Memorial Church, was opened on 9 October 1902 in Curzon Rd., and another, Emmanuel Church, Smallshaw, held its first service on 9 November 1921. The boundaries of the parish with St John's, Hurst, were altered slightly by Pastoral Order, 12 March 1974.
These records were deposited in the Library as Diocesan Record Office in May 1987 by Rev S D Parsons.
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