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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

Sunday 9.45am-10.30am 11.45am to 12.45pm. 2nd Tuesday of month 6pm-7pm, Wednesdays 145.1m-9.15pm 10am-10.30pm, Fridays 9am-9am, 1st Saturday of every month 10am-12 noon (tea and toast) Open week, spring, summer 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). Nearest Stations Wigan Wallgate, Wigan North West. No direct bus route

Parking Spaces


On street parking

Disabled Access

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