The Christian Life

Churches were once the cornerstone of social life in Heywood. The pages linked below tell the stories of some of these institutions.

Interactive 'Religion in Heywood' map.

A timeline of the churches of Heywood, Lancashire
A timeline of Heywood churches through the centuries.

Link to article about the old graveyard of St Luke's church, Heywood
An article about the old graveyard that once stood within the grounds of St Luke's church in the centre of Heywood.

Link to the history of Whit Walks in Heywood, Lancashire
Remembering the glory days of the Whit Walks, a centrepiece of the religious calendar. (Page under construction) 

Link to a history of St Luke's church in Heywood, Lancashire
The story of Heywood's most iconic landmark. (Page under construction) 

Link to article about a church window now in the Huntington Library
The unusual journey of a stained glass window from a Britain Hill church to California.

Link to an article about the Unitarian Church in Heywood, Lancashire
The story of the first century of the Unitarian Church in Heywood, by Herbert Holt.

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