A new display can be seen in Macclesfield’s Christ Church, commemorating the lives of four men who were bell ringers at the church and lost their lives during the Great War. The four were William Chesworth, who died of wounds in Belgium on 5 July 1917; Albert Hirst, who died of heatstroke in Basra on 6 September 1917; Jack Start, who was killed in action in France on 6 October 1918; and John Nuttall, who died of pneumonia and heart failure in Malmesbury, Wiltshire on 26 November 1918. The present Christ Church bell ringers are commemorating each man by ringing a peal of bells in his memory on the centenary of his death.
Christ Church is open 11am – 4pm for the Heritage Open Days weekend in September, and is also usually open on Treacle Market Sundays. Please check local press, Christ Church Facebook page, or contact the keyholder using the contact details on the Churches Conservation Trust website to confirm opening dates and times.