A visit to St Chad's, Ladyburn and Christ Church, Moss Side; Thursday 11 July, 2019
Cecil Hardisty was a Manchester based architect who had his office in John Dalton Street. He designed three churches in the city and our tour visits two of them. We will also have images of the third church St Phillip, Gorton, on display.
We meet at Christ Church, Upper Lloyd Street, M14 4GP at 6-15pm prior to a talk beginning at 6-30pm. As well as the beautiful polychrome interior, it is also notable for rehousing major fittings by Bodley, Oldrid Scott and Tapper.
There is a car park at the church and additional parking nearby. The church is close to the 111 bus route from Piccadilly Bus Station.
We then travel to St Chad’s Church, M20 4WF St Chad’s Road, Mauldeth Road, Ladybarn for 7-45 for refreshments prior to a talk at 8pm. There is road parking nearby.
The interior has a rood, pulpit and other carvings designed by the architect. There is glass by Webb, Burlison and Grylls and a war memorial window by the Arts and Craft maker Karl Parsons, the only example in Greater Manchester. There is also a Norman Shaw connection.
Cost £8 payable on the day.