St Germain


The current building of St Germain’s church replaced an iron church from the 1890s. It was built, unusually, during the First World War, and consecrated in 1917. It was designed by Birmingham architect Edwin Francis Reynolds, and is considered to be the church which made his reputation. It is a good example of the Early Christian/Byzantine style, largely unaltered. Materials include Hollington stone, Westmorland slate, Shap granite, and Swedish green marble. The wooden roof beams are painted with Arts and Crafts motifs. Many donations were given in memory of those fallen in the First World War, funding various fixtures and fittings.

The National Churches Trust’s £10,000 Community Grant will fund a project to install a fully accessible servery and kitchen in the church, including storage space, installing drains, and a water supply. 

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