Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

North Manchester FM: A Helping of History, Tuesday 23 July, 12-2pm

Tune in on Tuesday at 12 for another Helping of History on North Manchester FM. This week, I’m going to be talking about religious battles in Miles Platting!

Specifically, I’m going to be talking about the Rev. Sidney Faithorn Green, a clergyman who appointed to St John’s in Miles Platting in 1869 – but then imprisoned in 1880 for offences against the Public Worship Regulation Act of 1874. Green was a follower of the Oxford Movement and held services in Anglo-Catholic style – which led to him being admonised by the Bishop of Manchester. The fall-out from the case split the congregation at St John’s, with petitions favouring one side or the other flying back and forth. Even after Green’s imprisonment, animosity raged on between his curate Harry Cowgill and his replacement, the Rev. W.R. Pym.

I’ll be talking about notorious Sidney Faithorn Green case – and about its impact on the congregation in Miles Platting. But in a bizarre twist, I’ll also be sharing the story of a fall-out in the Methodist community that happened around the same time! In the second hour of the show, I’ll be talking about the founding of the Miles Platting Mission following an argument about a Salvation Army brass band!

In addition to these Miles Platting controversies, I’ll be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers. And there’ll be a bit of bonus content in the form of a couple of new theatre reviews as well!

Catch the show on Tuesday at 12 on 106.6FM (if you’re in the North Manchester area) or listen online (if you’re further afield).

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