The Church of England is going to demolish St. Saviour’s the historic tin church in The Rookery, near Kidsgrove.
A miners’ church, built by miners for miners, St. Saviour’s helped bring Christianity to an industrial village on the North Staffordshire Coalfield.
One of the oldest tin churches in the world, its unique character and atmosphere was destroyed when the interior, shown in this photograph, was gutted.
When St. Saviour’s is demolished North Staffordshire will lose a major heritage asset.
An asset that could have been used to help create a heritage based tourist industry which would bring millions of pounds into our region and help regenerate it.
Photograph Copyright David Martin – The Phoenix Trust 2011