new church through ruins

new church through ruins
Church names
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Heptonstall’s original church was named after St Thomas a Becket, founded circa 1260 and was altered and added to over several centuries. It was damaged by a gale in 1847 (and is now only a shell), so a new church, St Thomas the Apostle, was built in the same churchyard. This suffered a lighting strike in 1875.

The old church ruin is now carefully maintained and occasionally open air services are conducted there.

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