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.

This can be arranged with portable ramps to the Main south entrance however the North door gives access to the church with no steps

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

We have an electronic bell ringing system ... currently under repair

POSTPONED AT THE MOMENT .... 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 music or hymns and also previously recorded music it is proving to be a valuable asset.

Services using the Book of Common Prayer take place on Wednesday morning at 10am see details of dates on home page, these are said services without hymns or music and have a quiet contemplative quality.

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


Groups, Courses and Activities

POSTPONED ...They meet in the Hall of St James Primary School.

POSTPONED .... 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 to spend some quiet personal time in the church, enjoy fellowship, refreshments and use the toilet facilities.

POSTPONED ... They meet in the Hall of St James Primary School.

POSTPONED CURRENTLY

POSTPONED .... 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 arrangement at other times. Contact us via the Get in Touch tab to the left of the Home page.

We have two publications about the church From Corn Mill to Church exploring the history of the Haddock family, donors of the building, the parish and the church building. The East Window records our research into the stained glass window made by Morris & Co. More information about the publications is available on the One-off events section of this website.


Other Features

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

We endeavour to be a Fairtraid church.