The Old Parsonage
Venue: Stenner Lane, Didsbury, Manchester M20 2RQ – Open Saturday 10th September 9am to 5pm.
Website: Didsbury Parsonage Trust
Home of Fletcher Moss Alderman, philanthropist, JP and author. The house is now a community space.
A rare stained glass sundial window has been installed in the building and two new archives exhibitions will be on display.
Original parts of this magnificent house probably date back to the mid-sixteenth century with fine extensions added between 1820 and 1830. Its most famous owner was Fletcher Moss, Alderman, JP, philanthropist and author, who left the building, gardens and other land to Manchester Corporation in 1919. After a long life as a Museum and Art Gallery it was then turned into offices. In September 2012 the building was opened as a community hub by the Didsbury Parsonage Trust who acquired it on a lease from Manchester City Council and raised over £160,000 for renovation. It is now a community venue for classes, art exhibitions, seminars, local group meetings, weddings etc..
Exhibition 1 – A display of images from the Old Parsonage Archives
Exhibition 2 – An artist has been prospecting for hidden gems in the Old Parsonage Archives. See what they have unearthed! (check exhibitions)
When Fletcher Moss lived in the Old Parsonage there was a Stained Glass Sundial in the library. Stained Glass Sundials are rare and the Trustees of the Old Parsonage have installed a modern facsimile. Exhibition about its design and fabrication.