Holy Trinity Armenian Church

In the early part of the 19th Century a number of Armenians settled in Manchester where they traded in silk.  It has been estimated that by 1862 there were 30 Armenian companies in the city.  At that time, many of the members of the community lived in the vicinity of Upper Brook Street and it was there that in 1870 they consecrated Holy Trinity Church.  It is the oldest Armenian Church in the UK and the only one north of London.  The building was designed by the architectural practice of Royle & Bennett.  Note the circular window in the west gable with a stone tracery in the form of an Armenian cross.

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