A CHURCH and Sunday School in Dukinfield are up for sale and could be changed.
However, anyone looking to take on St Luke’s would have to get the approval from the Anglican church if they then want to change it.
The entire area, including the former chapel and Sunday school building behind it, is on the market for £300,000.
Documents describe the Dukinfield property, which lies at the junction of King Street and Boyd’s Walk, as providing: “Tremendous potential for a wide range of uses.”
The Grade II listed church, which was opened in 1889, has a floor space of more than 6,500 sq ft while the hall behind adds a further 1,800 sq ft.
It also has a meeting room, a kitchen and associated welfare facilities.
Selling documents add: “There is potential for development of all or part of the site and building subject to the necessary consents.
“All interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries directly to Tameside Council’s planning department.
“The property being sold by formal tender means that all parties wishing to offer must provide proof of funds, proof of identification and a letter of statement outlining the plans that they have for the building and land before the offer is submitted.
“The property to be sold is subject to restrictive covenants. The vendors of the property have the right to accept or refuse a sale to any party that do not fit the criteria.”
St Luke’s is one of several churches in the area that has been put up for sale in recent years and converted.
The former Guide Lane Methodist Church in Audenshaw is now a children’s nursery while St Stephen’s in Hyde has been turned into 16 one and two-bedroomed apartments.
Properties at Quickmere Court in Mossley are also part of a converted church. However, so far attempts to sell St Raphael’s in Carrbrook have not been successful.