St. Mary the Virgin Church, Uttoxeter
|The Parish Church Of Saint Mary The Virgin|
The Church seen from Bamford Bridge
|OS grid reference||SK 093 335|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Diocese||Diocese of Lichfield|
|Province||Province of Canterbury|
|Vicar(s)||Rev.Ted Whittaker RD|
The Parish Church Of Saint Mary The Virgin commonly referred to as St. Mary's by locals, is the parish church for the town of Uttoxeter. The Present structure dates from 1877 however the spire dates from the 15th century and the church is Grade II* Listed. This is one of two Anglican churches within the parish, the other is also St Mary's but is commonly called 'The Heath Church' to avoid confusion.
Originally built in the 15th century it has been rebuilt several times since then, with the present structure dating from 1877. During the English Civil War the church was used to house royalists. By 1828 it was deemed too small so it was rebuilt then by architect James Trubshaw and again in renovated in 1877.
The church is the main church in the Deanery of Uttoxeter and the Archdeaconry of Stoke-on-Trent, after that it is in the Diocese of Lichfield. It is part of the Uttoxeter Area of parishes along with Bramshall, Checkley, Gratwich, Kingstone, Leigh, Marchington, Marchington Woodlands, Stramshall and Uttoxeter Heath Church. The current Vicar is Rev.Ted Whittaker RD who took over in 2006, recently there has been a new Sunday service informally known as the eleven o'clock designed for the younger Christian.
- "Parish Church Of St Mary, Bridge Street". National Monuments record. 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2010.
- "Parish Church Of St Mary: LBS Number: 272896". English Heritage: Listed Buildings Online. 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2010.(registration required)
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