Christ Church, Macclesfield

Barnaby 2016 - La Lune
Barnaby 2016 - La Lune

Celebration of the moon around the church by Wild Rumpus

Gallery seating
Gallery seating

Barnaby 2016 - The Astonomer's Story
Barnaby 2016 - The Astonomer's Story

Theatrical adventure production from LAStheatre and Wild Rumpus.

Barnaby 2016 - La Lune
Barnaby 2016 - La Lune

Celebration of the moon around the church by Wild Rumpus

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Christ Church is a grade II* listed Georgian church in Macclesfield commissioned by industrialist Charles Roe in 1775.  Currently redundant and in the care of national charity The Churches Conservation Trust, The Roe-naissance Project, a group of local volunteers, look after the building on behalf of the CCT and work with them to find uses for this wonderful building.

Christ Church was built in 1775 and is considered an 'engineering marvel' due to its rapid construction in just 7 months, its revolutionary use of cast-iron columns to support the gallery (predating Iron Bridge at Coalbrookdale), and it's capacity to seat 1800 people.

 

Built by Charles Roe as an oratory church, it was designed for preacher David Simpson to expound his teachings to the paying middle classes and subsidised poor alike. It was truly a building for the whole community.

 

The Churches Conservation Trust is the national charity protecting churches at risk and currently have over 350 religious buildings vested by the Church Commissioners of the Church of England.