The Church of St Alban the Martyr
The present Church of St Alban the Martyr is actually the third of that name in the parish. Opened in 1881, it repalced an earlier church opened in 1871 on the corner of Dymoke Street and Leopold Street, which was then renamed St Columba's continuing in use as a Mission Chapel until 1910. It had itself repalced the first Temporary Church of St Alban that was opened in 1865 on Stanhope Street.
You can find out more about the earlier churches here: (temporary link).
The site for the church, on the corner of Conybere Street and Stanhope Street (which was called Ryland Street until 1881) was bought in 1877.
At this time the Building Committee was expecting to erect a church designed by Butterworth, who had been asked first to provide designs to improve, then enlarge, and finally replace the existing church on the corner of Dymoke Street and Stanhope Street.
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This page is part of our project "Revealing St Alban's Hidden Heritage" supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.