The Booke family is one of the longest established family businesses in the UK and it was they who commissioned John Chantrell to design St Paul’s church opposite their mill in 1848.  The church was severely damaged by fire in 1987, though was rebuilt and re-dedicated just three years later to the designs of Richard Shepley.  The church is located within the Armitage Bridge conservation area and is listed Grade II.  We completed major repairs to the tower in 2008, which were grant aided through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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