St Thomas' Church, Aslockton

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Coordinates: 52°57′14″N 00°53′46″W / 52.95389°N 0.89611°W / 52.95389; -0.89611

St. Thomas' Church, Aslockton
Denomination Church of England
Website The Cranmer Group http://www.achurchnearyou.com/aslockton/
History
Dedication St. Thomas
Administration
Parish Aslockton
Diocese Southwell and Nottingham
Province York
Clergy
Vicar(s) The Rev. Bryony Wood[1]

St. Thomas' Church, Aslockton is a parish church in the Church of England in Aslockton, Nottinghamshire.

The church is Grade II listed by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport[2] as it is a building of special architectural or historic interest.

History[edit]

The church was built between 1890 and 1892 by Sir Reginald Blomfield.[3] The National Heritage listing however states that the architect was Sir Arthur Blomfield.[2] It is Grade II listed and was erected in memory of a former vicar of Whatton, Thomas K. Hall, who drowned in February 1890 when RMS Quetta was wrecked off Queensland on her way to Thursday Island. His mother, Mrs Sophia E. Hall, paid for the church.

The Quetta window on the north wall, showing the shipwreck, was designed by Michael Stokes in 2002, as was the east window, dedicated to Cranmer, with Jesus displaying his wounded hands to Doubting Thomas.[4] The church has a single bell in a bell cote at the west end.[5]

Parish structure[edit]

The church belongs to the Cranmer Group of parishes which consists of:

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ A Church Near You. Retrieved 10 August 2014.]
  2. ^ a b English Heritage. "CHURCH OF ST THOMAS (1370146)". National Heritage List for England. 
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1979. The Buildings of England:Nottinghamshire. page 59. Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin.
  4. ^ Southwell & Nottingham Church History Project. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  5. ^ A Short Guide to the Parish Churches of the Bingham Rural Deanery, ed. J. Pickworth-Hutchinson. (Bingham: Deanery Chapter, 1963).