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During the medieval and post-medieval period, the township of Altrincham was part of the Bowdon parish. Altrincham did not have a church until the late 18th century because of a low population density in the area.[105] A growing population in led to the Anglican church establishing a chapel of ease in the town in 1799. Nonconformists were also present in Altrincham, Methodists set up a chapel in 1790 Baptists built one in the 1870s.[106] Irish immigrants in the 1830s and 1840s brought Roman Catholicism back to the area, and the first Roman Catholic church built in Trafford was St Vincent's in 1860 Altrincham.[107]

There are five Grade II listed churches in Altrincham: Christ Church,[108] the Church of St Alban,[109] the Church of St George,[110] the Church of St John the Evangelist,[111] and Trinity United Reformed Church.[112] All these churches have been listed buildings since 1985. There are three Grade II* listed churches in Altrincham out of only nine Grade II* buildings in Trafford: the Church of St Margaret,[113] the Church of St John the Divine,[114] and Hale Chapel in Hale Barns.[115] As of the 2001 UK census, 78.8% of Altrincham's residents reported themselves as being Christian, 1.1% Jewish, 1.1% Muslim, 0.4% Hindu, 0.2% Buddhist and 0.1% Sikh. The census recorded 12.1% as having no religion, 0.2% with an alternative religion, and 6.1% not stating their religion.[116] Altrincham is in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Shrewsbury,[117] and the Church of England Diocese of Chester.[118] The nearest synagogue, belonging to Hale and District Hebrew Congregation, is on Shay Lane in Hale,[119] and there are plans to build another close by to cater for Jews of Sephardi origin.

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