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St James with St Thomas, Hardman Street

St James with St Thomas, Hardman Street, Poolstock, Wigan, Greater Manchester WN3 5BT View on map

Grade II listed neo Gothic church by Victorian architect Edward Paley. Founded in 1863 by Nathaniel Eckersley, heir to the Eckersley cotton mills and a notable historical figure and philanthropist. The church and nearby park are memorials to the Eckersley family. Stained glass in Chancel and Chapel by Hardman of Birmingham.


Opening Arrangements

Sundays 9.45am - 10.30am and 11.45am - 12.15pm (between services), Tuesdays 6pm - 7pm (office hour), Wednesdays 8.45am - 9.15am (before Communion), Fridays 8am - 9am, first Saturday of every month 10am - 12noon. Additionally, Open Week, Garden Party and Christmas Fair. (Dates on church website:


Off B5238 between Poolstock Lane and Tipping Street close to the Manchester branch of the Leeds - Liverpool canal. Rail: Wigan North and South (1 mile).

Parking Spaces


On street parking

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes