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St Andrews Church and Community Hall, Purlwell

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  1. Please see our website for details of services.

    We have a Community Hall where various groups are held - more information is provided on our website.


Contacts

St Andrews Purlwell

The Vicarage Churchfield Street, Batley WF17 5DL

01924 473049

Organisation last updated

  1. 01 October 2019

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  1. St Andrews Church, Denison Street, Batley, WF17 7NU
    1. All key services are accessible. Wheelchair access
    2. There is a loop system. Please contact the venue if you need further information. Loop system
    A toilet for disabled people is situated in our Church Hall.

History

  1. Situated at the heart of Mount Pleasant, part of a multi cultural community.
    St Andrew's Purlwell was dedicated on St Andrew's Day, November 30th 1910.For many years, members of Batley parish resident in Mount Pleasant had wanted their own church. Services had been held occasionally in houses before a Mission Room was built in 1880. It proved inadequate, and in 1901 an iron church was brought from Morley and added to it. This was the first St Andrew's, and was known as 'the tin church'.

    The present Church Building began early in 1909. Four corner stones were laid, each decorated with a different cross. They stood for St Andrew; St Paulinus who brought a mission to our area; St John for the medieval Knights of St John had been landowners here; and the cross of Iona, that great cradle of Celtic Christianity.

    Today the interior is little altered. The chancel screen was installed as a First World War memorial. Stained glass was added. There is a small exhibition space, a nave altar and a refurnished Lady Chapel. This, despite the bomb which fell in December 1940, made most of the church unusable for nine years.

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