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The Church of St Clement, Chorlton-cum-Hardy
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Chorlton Chapel Chorlton Chapel

In 1512 a Chapel was established in an area of Chorlton which was a short distance away from the present St Clement building. The original timber framed structure was eventually replaced by a brick building and in 1839 this Chapel was designated a Parish Church.

In around 1860 a new building was proposed amidst opposition from many parishioners. There was an opening service at the ‘new’ St Clements in June 1866 but it wasn’t consecrated until 1896.

In 1940 the original Chorlton Chapel was demolished and the endowment of Parish Church was transferred to St Clement.

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Carolyn Willitts

St Clement St Clement, Chorlton-cum-Hardy
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