William Marson and Christ Church Choir, Stafford,

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Date:August 1867

Description:Christ Church opened on Foregate Street in 1839. The church closed in 1976 and was demolished in 1983; sheltered housing for the elderly now stands on the site.

In the centre is William Albert Marson, a lay reader who held sermons in several churches within the Stafford area, including St. Matthew's at Derrington, St. John's in Littleworth and Brocton Mission Hall.

Marson also ran a grocery shop from the Ancient High House on Greengate Street, and the 'Old Curiosity Shop' on Albion Place, selling furniture, china and fancy goods.


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1850s
Portrait of the Rev. Harrison, Stafford,
Portrait of the Rev. Harrison, Stafford,

The Rev. Thomas Harrison was the vicar of Christ Church on Foregate Street.

1900s
Christ Church Interior, Stafford,
Christ Church Interior, Stafford,

Christ Church opened on Foregate Street in 1839. Its mission church, St. Aidan's, ...

1910s
Christ Church Charabanc Outing, Stafford,
Christ Church Charabanc Outing, Stafford,

Christ Church opened on Foregate Street in 1839. Its mission church, St. Aidan's, ...

1950s
Christ Church Interior, Stafford,
Christ Church Interior, Stafford,

Christ Church opened on Foregate Street in 1839. Its mission church, St. Aidan's, ...

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Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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