Christ Church, Stannington Neal Theasby

Christ Church

A wonderful example of a Commissioners' church or “Million Church” as it was built partly with money provided by the Church Building Act of 1824.

Stannington, Yorkshire

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Church Street
S6 6DB

The church is built from coarse gritstone blocks in the Gothic style. There is a low square bell tower and among the eye catching exterior features are the seven embattled turrets which stand on top of corner piers. 

The exterior of the church has had very few changes while the interior has been re-ordered several times. There was originally seating for 1,000 people but this is now greatly reduced, two long side balconies which went across the windows making the church very dark were removed in 1964 ans a third balcony still remains along the back wall; at one time it housed the organ and the choir sang from there.

The original font was brought from Bradfield by the Reverend Gill in 1927. It was replaced by the Angel Font in July 1945 and the original  was then installed as a feature in the churchyard; unfortunately it was stolen in 2001.

  • Captivating architecture

  • On street parking at church

  • Church of England

  • Preventative Maintenance Grant, £428, 2018

  • Gutter clearance

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