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An Architectural Gem - Join us for Coffee whilst on the Ridge


There are some wonderful churches located on the Sandstone Ridge.

Some are open daily such as St John the Divine at Burwardsley, whilst others open more infrequently.

One such gem is the rather spectacular red brick 'Brown Knowl Methodist Church' which is open from 10.30am — 12.30pm on the first and third Thursday of every month.

This venue provides a wonderful haven where individuals can meet, chat and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. We welcome walkers and cyclists too. There are also toilet facilities.

The Churchyard too has some rather interesting headstones relating to The Great War and a tomb, dating from c1869, of John Wedgwood and his wife. John Wedgwood was a local preacher who did much to promote Primitive Methodism locally, and was a distant relative of Josiah Wedgwood.

The church was built in 1913 to replace an earlier Primitive Methodist Chapel of 1836 that was located nearby and the date stone can be seen at the rear of the building.

So, a date for your diary — on the first and third Thursday of every month — we look forward to seeing you.

(photo attributed to 'Espresso Addict')