The Friends of Old Christ Church

This photograph shows inside the impressive Old Christ Church
The stunning stone work and wooden vaulting

Old Christ Church is a Grade II* list building built between 1891 and 1899 and is an exceptional fine example of Victorian architecture.

During the second half of the 20th century, the size of the congregation had fallen to a low level and in 1982 the church was declared redundant. The condition of its fabric deteriorated due to neglect and vandalism, and in 1993 it was planned to demolish it. However, following a public enquiry, it was decided that it should be conserved and in 1998 it was vested in the Churches Conservation Trust

Neglect and Vandalism threatened demolishment

In 1999 “The Friends of Old Christ Church” was founded with the purpose of helping the Trust look after this magnificent building for future generations and to bring it back into use as a community asset. We, “The Friends of Old Christ Church” organise events to help maintain this impressive structure that stands in the heart of Waterloo and it is now well known within the community as a outstanding events venue and activity centre attracting over 20,000 visitors a year.

We are so proud to have a hidden gem

along our North West shoreline.