DetailsChrist Church was opened on the 24th May 1821 but, its roots go back much further in time. Nearly 300 years before in 1526 a chapel of ease was built to serve the people of the townships of Warley, Norland and part of the township of Skircoat, in the ancient Parish of Halifax.
It was situated on low-lying ground just opposite the junction of the Ryburn stream with the River Calder between a fulling mill to the east and Sowerby Bridge to the west.
By the end of the 18th century, the Industrial Revolution had begun to transform Sowerby Bridge. The population was increasing and the accommodation and facilities provided by the chapel were becoming inadequate, apart from which, the building was showing its age and it was frequently flooded in the winter when the level of the river rose after a storm.
Timothy Bates, who in 1786 founded the oldest engineering firm in Calderdale, (later to become Pollit and Wigzell Ltd), a member of the committee, offered to sell a parcel of land on which the church now stands.
A faculty was obtained from the Archbishop of York and on April 22nd 1819 the foundation stone was laid. Just over two years later Christ Church was opened
You can find us on the junction of Wharf Street and Tuel Lane. For your Sat Nav, the postcode of the Church is HX6 2LW
Please see our website for details of services
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Short Description Christ Church is the Parish Church of Sowerby Bridge in the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales. It is a warm and welcoming place to visit and and worship, There are regular services during the week, and plenty of other other activities too. The church is open on a Tuesday and Saturday from 10am till 11:30am for visitors to have a look around and at other times by appointment. Type Historic Sites & Trails Location Sowerby Bridge Address Wharf Street Sowerby Bridge West Yorkshire HX6 2LW Phone Number 01422 831253 Web Address www.christchurchsb.org.uk/home Recharge Point No
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Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge
Wharf Street Sowerby Bridge West Yorkshire HX6 2LW
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