All Souls Bolton – Restoration Completed

Over 2014, Friends have been attending conservation training on the building site of All Souls Church Bolton. The church is the one with the large red-brick tower which you see when you enter Bolton from Darwen. It was designed by Paley and Austin, the lancaster architects that also created St Silas’ Church, Blackburn and St Cuthbert’s Church, Darwen . The immense space of its nave now has large modern-styled community rooms inserted. Here is a timelapse film of the interior being created.  The conservation side of the project was led by  Heritage Trust for the North-West surveyor, Alan Gardner. All is now complete and was opened on December 6th. Here is a great set of photographs.