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Thursday, 10 March 2011

Sky Watch: St Stephen's Church

Reaching for the sky this week is the steeple of St Stephen's Church at Guide Bridge. Although it is situated in Audenshaw, the church is just a few metres from the Ashton boundary.

St Stephen's Church was built in 1845 and like many English churches built at that time is in the early Gothic style with simple lancet windows rather than the elaborate tracery found on windows built in the later Gothic style.

The church, which is now a Grade 2 Listed Building, was built at a cost of £2,900 to accommodate a congregation of 750.

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See Google Street View of this location.

See Bird's Eye View of this location.

Sky Watch is a regular weekly feature on this photo blog. It links with websites all over the world with the general theme each week of looking upwards. Please take the opportunity to visit some of these other sites. I hope some new visitors have found their way here today, watching the skies!


  1. I love your English churches sitting like broody hens on the green.

  2. Lovely steeple reaching for beautiful skies! Marvelous capture! Happy SWF! Enjoy your weekend!


  3. Yes, I see it reaching for the sky, and I think it might have touched it.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  4. Nice spring shot. It really is a beautiful church.

  5. A very peaceful and graceful building - and what's all that lovely green stuff on the ground?! Nice shot!

  6. Wonderful shot! The very essence for me of the UK...


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