Church of St John, Oldham Road, Failsworth - Oldham

Large 1845 Gothic style church of hammer dressed stone with slate roof. Soaring four-stage west tower with broach spire. Repair phases to the eastern roofs and the tower and spire now completed, but slate roofs to the nave and aisles remain in a vulnerable condition.

Church of St John, Oldham Road, Failsworth - Oldham
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1356416
  • Local Planning Authority: Oldham
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St John
  • Street Name: Oldham Road
  • Locality: Failsworth
  • County: Greater Manchester
  • District / Borough: Oldham
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Ashton-under-Lyne
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II, CA