St Matthew & St Luke

A beautiful Victorian country church set in the suburbs of Chadderton.

Chadderton, Greater Manchester

Opening times

Tuesday 9am to 3pm.
Wednesday 9am to 11am.
Thursday 9am to 11am and 5pm to 8pm.
Saturday (second of the month) 9.30am to 11.30am.


Chadderton Hall Road
Greater Manchester

The parish of St Matthew was formed in 1844 with the first part of the building consecrated in 1857, the chancel in 1870 and the upper stage of the tower in 1881. Later additions include a baptistry (later demolished) and in 1972 an entrance porch, narthex, toilets and vestries.

The church is built of grit stone, with dressed stonework to window openings and buttresses, with a Westmorland slated roof and clay ridge tiles. Although the exterior of the church suggests a typical 19th century country church, the interior, whist keeping traditional features, has a light, modern and intimate feel. This has been achieved through the redecoration and reordering in 1986 after a fire that damaged much of the plaster work, pews and organ. The oak pews were salvageable, and therefore restored and returned; the plaster renewed and the original pipe organ replaced by an electronic one organ built by Makin.

There are six stained glass windows in the nave and three in the chancel, some by Kempe and Tower, others by Comere and Capronnier are fine examples of their work. The most recent window was installed in the chancel commemorating the fire. The west window is of simple geometric shaped coloured glass as are the windows in the narthex. The east window depicts the nativity.

At the west end of the nave there is a gallery with blind arcaded parapet on cast iron columns.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • National heritage here

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Non-accessible toilets in church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Church shop or souvenirs

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Youth group on Monday evening.

  • Parent & toddlers Tuesday morning.

  • Lunch club Tuesday.

  • Drop in Tuesday.

  • Dressmaking .

  • Church of England

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