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St. Joseph's R.C. Hall Street,
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Joseph's Catholic School-Chapel —Erected
in 1898. Two-storey building, the upper storey serving as temporary
Rev. J. V. Hymers, Hall-street, Burslem.
Assistant Priest, Rev. R. W. Noonan, The Presbytery, Hall-street.
Rev. J. V. Hymers, Hall-street.
Mass at 8, 9 30, and 11 am.; Sunday School, 3 p.m.; Evening Service, 6
30. Week days, Mass at 8 a.m.; Thursday, Evening Service at 7 30.
Smallthorne School-Chapel. Accommodation, 100. Service, Mass on Sundays
at 9 30 a.m.
Catholic Church, dedicated to St. Peter, and
situated at Cobridge, was founded in 1780.
1895 a mission including Burslem, Smallthorne, and Wolstanton was formed out of the Cobridge
church - the assistant priest from Cobridge served as the
mission's resident priest.
At first Mass was said at the Hill Top Pottery in Liverpool Road
(later renamed Westport Road), in 1897–8 a building was erected in Hall Street containing a church dedicated to St. Joseph on the upper floor and a school on the lower.
The presbytery in Hall Street was built in 1903.
The present church of St. Joseph was built on an adjoining site in 1925–7.
Designed in a Romanesque style by J. S. Brocklesby, it is of red and purple brick with campanile, small north-west tower, nave, passage aisles, transepts, and apsidal chancel.
The decoration of the ceiling and the work for the stained glass windows were carried out by the young people of the parish under the guidance of Gordon Forsyth, director of the Burslem school of Art; his daughter Maura painted most of the murals.
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace opened
a present convent in Hall Street in 1926.
Joseph's was designed by the same architect (J. S. Brocklesby) as
Tunstall's Sacred Heart church. It was built 1925-7. The style is
Romanesque/Italianate and the medium is almost exclusively brick.
two west towers; one square in plan and one smaller and round, reflect
those of the Sacred Heart. St. Joseph's interior is basilican, with three
bays to one super bay; beyond the flat ceiling is an aspe.
his novels, Arnold Bennett based his "Church of the
Genuflections" on St. Joseph's."
From: "Six of the Best,
two west towers of St. Joseph's; one square in plan and one smaller and round,
those of the Sacred Heart in Tunstall
Designed in a Romanesque style by J. S. Brocklesby, it is of red and purple brick
the building medium and
decoration is almost exclusively brick.
square bell tower - the presbytery
next door was built in 1903
St. Joseph's on Hall Street -
the "Church of the
on Westport Road is Wood's Fountain Place Pottery Works,
the portico of the Methodist's Sunday School and
Wade's Hill Pottery Works
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