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St James' Church

Details about St James' Church

The first St James' Church was located in Musgrave Street and opened in 1870. It was a new parish formed from parts of Christ Church and Stranton. The church was demolished around 1956 and was replaced by St James' Rossmere Way, Owton Manor .

The new church was dedicated on September 17th 1958 by the Bishop of Durham Rev. Maurice Harland having cost £20,000. The new church had 200 seats. It was reported in Hartlepool Mail on October 22nd 1958 that 400-500 children were turning up to Sunday School every week and that there was a shortage of Sunday School teachers and space.


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