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Fairfield Moravian Settlement, Droylsden
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As it was Heritage Weekend, I visited with my husband. Our tour guide was excellent, she was very knowledgeable, and explained how the church was set up and where all the people used to live, where th... read more »
Went to visit with a pal from London who was playing tourist, and as I'd visited 30 years ago and was free to go, I recommended that we paid a visit. We got chatting to a lovely lady gardening in the ... read more »
Walk down the cobbled streets at night under the former gas lamp Street lights and feel like you're on a Dickensian type film set. Visit the unique Moravian church and community centre during the week... read more »
Fairfield is a Settlement congregation which was opened in 1785. It was planned and built by its own people, with its inn, shop, bakery, farm, laundry, fire-engine, night-watchman, inspector of weights and measures, an overseer of roads, and even its physician. There were community houses for sisters and brethren, who applied themselves to the varied work of the Settlement. With the passing of time have come changes. The boarding schools of Fairfield have gone. That for boys, started in 1790, was discontinued in 1891; and the girls' school, begun in 1796, has passed into the care of the local authority as Fairfield High School for Girls. The work of the Moravian Theological College was transferred to Fairfield in 1875 and continued there in the original Sisters' House until 1958. Fairfield is no longer a self contained village; no longer does the watchman make his nightly rounds, and in the farm meadows are now streets and houses. Despite the many changes in the life of the Settlement over the past 200 years, the Church, with its worshipping and serving congregation, remains its focus and heart.
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