St John the Evangelist's Church, Sandbach Heath

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St John the Evangelist's Church, Sandbach Heath
St John the Evangelist's Church, Sandbach Heath,
from the south
St John the Evangelist's Church, Sandbach Heath is located in Cheshire
St John the Evangelist's Church, Sandbach Heath
St John the Evangelist's Church, Sandbach Heath
Location in Cheshire
Coordinates: 53°09′03″N 2°20′15″W / 53.1507°N 2.3374°W / 53.1507; -2.3374
OS grid reference SJ 775 616
Location Sandbach Heath, Sandbach, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St John the Evangelist, Sandbach Heath
History
Dedication Saint John the Evangelist
Architecture
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 3 June 1976
Architect(s) George Gilbert Scott
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Completed 1861
Specifications
Materials Stone, slate roofs
Administration
Parish St John the Evangelist,
Sandbach Heath
Deanery Congleton
Archdeaconry Macclesfield
Diocese Chester
Province York
Clergy
Vicar(s) Revd Gill Stanning

St John the Evangelist's Church is in Sandbach Heath, about 1 mile (1.6 km) northeast of Sandbach, Cheshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Congleton, the archdeaconry of Macclesfield, and the diocese of Chester. Its benefice is united with those of Christ Church, Wheelock, and St Philip, Hassall Green.[1] The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[2]

History[edit]

St John's was built in 1861 and designed by George Gilbert Scott following a bequest of £5,000 (£410,000 in 2015).[3][4]

Architecture[edit]

The church is constructed in yellow stone from Mow Cop with red sandstone dressings, and has Westmorland slate roofs.[4][5] Its plan is cruciform, consisting of a nave, north and south transepts, a chancel, and a central tower with a spire. The windows contain plate tracery.[2] The interior walls are faced with ashlar, and the capitals are richly carved with foliage. The woodwork in the chancel, including the reredos, was carved by Jessie H. Kennerley. The windows at the east and west ends contain stained glass by Clayton and Bell dating from about 1863.[5] The two-manual pipe organ was built in 1864 by W. Sweetland of Bath.[6]

External features[edit]

The churchyard contains the war grave of a Cheshire Regiment soldier of World War I.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ St John the Evangelist, Sandbach Heath, Church of England, retrieved 23 March 2012 
  2. ^ a b Historic England, "Church of St John, Sandbach (1330384)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 23 March 2012 
  3. ^ UK CPI inflation numbers based on data available from Gregory Clark (2014), "What Were the British Earnings and Prices Then? (New Series)" MeasuringWorth.
  4. ^ a b St John the Evangelist, Sandbach Heath, United benefice of Sandbach Heath and Wheelock with Hassall Green, retrieved 23 March 2012 
  5. ^ a b Hartwell, Clare; Hyde, Matthew; Hubbard, Edward; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2011) [1971], Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, pp. 576–577, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6 
  6. ^ Cheshire, Sandbach, St. John the Evangelist (N04397), British Institute of Organ Studies, retrieved 23 March 2012 
  7. ^ WAKEFIELD, GEORGE, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, retrieved 3 February 2013