Surrounded by the four urban areas of Nantwich, Crewe, Winsford and Middlewich, this is the only church within a radius of three miles (six miles in some directions) that is not Church of England. Set in the countryside there has never been a village around the building and yet it has survived for many years.
The building was opened on 1810 and is now listed as a Grade II building. It’s number for English Heritage’s National Monuments ‘Images of England’ is 56627. Their website is most interesting – http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk
A description of the building is included in an article about Minshull Vernon in Wikipedia.
Barrie has written a history of the building based on documents.
On its 200th anniversary Minshull Church celebrated with a special weekend. There is a photo of it during the preceding week on the website of Churches in Britain and Ireland. On the Saturday we held Open House when visitors marvelled at the displays of old items, floral arrangements, costumes and a fascinating Time-Line comparing church events to national events. Our Moderator and Minister led a full church of friends and visitors for the Sunday afternoon service which was based on 2 Corinthians 4 vv 1-12, Matthew 6 vv 19-21 and Matthew 13 vv 44-46. In his address, the Moderator challenged us to consider what we treasure in this life, and suggested that the best treasure was the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus.