In 1975 Christ Church held it's last service and closed down. In 1981 the building was sold and became the Sharju Indian restaurant. I understand the food is good.
Christ Church Adlington is one of hundreds of Anglican churches that have been made redundant in England.
Here's the list for 1970-2004. It's frightening. Ninety-five pages of churches closed down. That's 95 pages in case you missed it.
What do you do with a redundant church?
There's a list for that too:
Sale for residential use
Use as a monument
Sale to the Greek Orthodox Church
or the Elim Pentecostals
or the Seventh Day Adventists
or the Assemblies of God
or to the United Pentecostal Church
or to or the Church of God of Prophecy
I'm only up to page 9 of ninety-five pages (that's 95 pages) of closed churches. . . but you get the idea.
What's the point?
The point is, Why?