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A daily verse.
All Saints' church Hindley takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at
A quick important note. The email address has been updated to pass emails to the church.
We at All Saints' Church, Hindley, say welcome to all who visit our site.
It is hoped that you will find something that interests you enough to make
return visits to this site or maybe visit the Church itself in Hindley.
You would give us great pleasure if you could come and share worship at
any of the services, especially a Family Eucharist service. See the page
entitled ‘Officers’ for details on how to contact us, ‘Services’ for the
times of services, and ‘Directions’ for how to find us.
Just before Christmas 2017, the church was fortunate to be appear on national TV in an advertisment for the Co-op, and in the
short sequence someone in a bright red jacket was seen walking up the path carrying a Co-op bag. I have
to boast here as that person was none other than MYSELF!
Now, another little gem. On Christmas Eve 2017, for the Midnight Holy Communion service, the outside of
the church was fully illuminated in red and gold. This was provided by a local company that can be
found on Facebook, along with pictures of both events.
Visitors are always welcome to our church. Apart from service times the church is open: each
between 10.00am and 12.00 noon and each Wednesday morning from 09.00am till 12.00 noon.
Access at other times via the keyholder: M. Brennan. Tel: 01942 209282
The oldest church in Hindley, All Saints Parish Church has stood four square at the corner of George Street
and Chapel Fields Lane serving the community since 1641. The church, or Hindley Chapel as it was
once known, has seen many battles over the years. The Roundheads and Cavaliers allegedly fought in
and vandalised the church during the Civil War pulling down the pulpit and playing cards in the aisle; indeed,
the first entry in the burial register is that of an
'Unknown Soldier beinge a stranger slaine Dec 9th 1642, buried December 11th.'
As the Civil War drew to a close the battle lines changed as the Presbyterians and Anglicans
fought each other for the allegiance of the Chapel until it was finally decided for the Anglicans by a Duchy
Court in 1697. Since then the church has seen much of the life of Hindley passing through its doors.
One of the first churches in the land to establish Sunday schools, which later became the nucleus
for church day schools, its churchyard is also the last resting place for the majority of the miners from the
Springs Pit disaster at Hindley Green.
The church has seen many challenges and changes over the years such as when the Georgian furnishings were
removed and when the Meeting Room was added as a consequence of a decision not to re-build in 1934. Perhaps
one of the major challenges more recently was that of raising enough money to re-roof the church as serious
leaks were causing an increasing amount of damage to the Georgian interior. The Church Council
sought professional advice, which was that the roof required complete replacement; a very costly exercise and
a daunting challenge but nevertheless the Council decided that they had no alternative but to go ahead.
With a leap of faith (literally!) the work began in December 2013 and the scaffolding is now down
with the work completed.
A Slate Campaign was run throughout the period of work and continues to run with slates being sponsored at
each. The Vicar, Reverend Alan Beahan, together with parishioner Bill Draper raised almost
£1500 cycling to and visiting all the churches in the Liverpool Diocese with the name of ‘All
Coffee mornings, lunches and concerts were the order of the day, many individuals did their own
spot of fund raising and many others donated on a regular basis, all of which raised the magnificent sum of
£15,000. However, it still would not have been possible to complete the work if the church had
not received grants from English Heritage, Viridor Credits Environmental Company, the All Churches Trust and
from the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund, together with donations from many other people, who were not
regular members of the church.
Only now, with the scaffolding removed and the roof once more in view can it be appreciated just what has been
achieved in a few short months. Due to the support and immense generosity of the people of Hindley
and many other donors too numerous to mention individually, the Parish Church of All Saints, Hindley is once
more wind and weatherproof - and ready for the next 373 years.... and we are so very grateful.
Should you have any comments or suggestions regarding this site, or
you would like to contact one of the Officers, please do not hesitate to
write, telephone or even e-mail to one of us. Details can be found
on the Officers page. If by any chance when you click on a link nothing
happens, please bear with us and come back later as we may be just
updating at that time.
The church is within the Deanery of Wigan, which itself is part of the Diocese of Liverpool. We have strong civic
links and bi-annually are host to the official service of remembrance each November.
We are committed to the ecumenical life and are members of the local ecumenical partnership.