Church of England Diocese of Manchester St. James Daisy Hill

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

Toilets
Baby Changing Facilities

We have a assessable toilet facillity with an entrance on the north side of the church avoiding the steps at the main entrance.

Hearing (induction) Loop

Large print servce sheets are available for our regular services, request one from the sidesperson who welcomes you to church.

Assistance Dogs

Our Building

Grade 11* built 1879 to 1881, designed by notable archetects Paley and Austin described “as a masterly performance for very littel cash” by Nikolous Pevsner. The donars were sisters Alice Makant née Haddock and Margaret Haddock. The Bell Turret described by Pevsner as “Spanish Coonial” is a much loved local landmark and unique in the portfolio of Paley and Austin.


Music and Worship

The church has a “fantastic acoustic” as one recitalist recently commented which makes it a good venue for live music. In 2017 we began a chamber concert series in the church called Daisy Hill Concert Series to bring high quality music into the community and also to support young professional musicians in their budding careers. In 2018 we put on five varied concerts and due to their popularity, we have six confirmed between January and September in 2019.

The organ can be programmed to play a selection of hymns and also previously recorded music and is proving to be a valuable asset.

Services using the Book of Common Prayer take place on Wednesday morning at 10am and at 8am on the 2nd 4th & 5th Sundays of each month, these are said services without hymns or music and have a quiet contemplative quality.

We have a small dedicated robed choir that lead our singing in sung services.


Groups, Courses and Activities

They meet in the Hall of St James Primary School.

They meet in the Hall of St James Primary School.

Open Doors on the first Saturday of the month could be a good time for visits to the churchyard spending some quiet personal time in the church, enjoy refreshments and use the toilet facilities.

They meet in the Hall of St James Primary School.

They meet in the Hall of St James Primary School.


Help for Visitors

We offer guided visits to schools and groups during the annual Heritage Open Days in September and by by arrangement at other times by contacting us via the Get in Touch tab to the left

We have a Short Guide available free of charge to assist visitors in discovering the Heritge of Daisy Hill church.


Other Features

We endeavour to be a Fairtraid church.

We suport Urban Outreach by having a Grub Tub in church to collect items for their work.