Church of St Luke, York Street - Rochdale

This 1862 church designed by Joseph Clark stands at the heart of Heywood where, with its tall spire, it forms the town's main focal point. Built of sandstone and with a slate roof, it has a very tall nave with a clerestory and has a good collection of Victorian stained glass. A first phase of work to repair the aisle roofs under the Historic England / Heritage Lottery Fund Repairs Grant for Places of Worship scheme has been completed, but the nave roof is still in poor condition and requires a second phase of repair.

Church of St Luke, York Street - Rochdale
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF SAINT LUKE
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1346240
  • Local Planning Authority: Rochdale
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Luke
  • Street Name: York Street
  • County: Greater Manchester
  • District / Borough: Rochdale
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Heywood and Middleton
  • 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*