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Offerton – St Philip the Apostle

Half Moon Lane, Offerton, Stockport, Cheshire SK2

A small suburban building providing a dual-purpose church and parish hall. The building is typical of low-cost, functional parish halls built to serve post-war estates and has no architectural or heritage value.

Offerton’s large post-war housing estates were built to house the growing population of Stockport; the area is a few miles southeast of the centre of Stockport. The present building was built at a cost of £12,000 by Fr Osbyrne from Hazel Grove in 1967, as dual purpose church hall and church. The first priest was Fr Robert Abbott who initially lived at 123 Marple Road; the presbytery was built in 1978. The primary school in Half Moon Lane was built in the 1970s by Fr Hoban.

The building is a simple rectangular structure aligned with the south gable facing the road. It is faced in a rustic brick with rendered panels and has a shallow-pitched felted roof.  Rainwater goods are cast-iron or plastic. The interior is lit by continuous clerestory windows on the west and east elevations, with one vertical fixed light to the entrance lobby. The timber double entrance doors face the road.

Heritage Details

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Original Date: 1967

Conservation Area: Yes

Listed Grade: Not Listed