All Saints Church, Ecclesall

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All Saints, Ecclesall
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Open Evangelical
Website Official website
Administration
Parish Ecclesall
Deanery Ecclesall
Archdeaconry Sheffield
Diocese Diocese of Sheffield
Province York
Clergy
Vicar(s) Rev Canon Dr Gary Wilton[1]
Laity
Churchwarden(s) Vicky Vidler,
Richard Donkin,
Youth ministry coordinator Alistair Stevenson
Music group(s) Andrew Swarbrick and Fraser Wilson

All Saints is a Church of England parish church in Sheffield, England. It is a Grade II listed building,[2] and is located in Ecclesall, between Ringinglow Road and Ecclesall Road. All Saints' emergent youth and young adults congregation is called "The Uncut Project" and hosts "The Anvil"- All Saints' 7.45pm service.

History[edit]

In the thirteenth century Ralph de Ecclesall gave his mill on the River Sheaf to the monks of Beauchief Abbey.[3] Out of the proceeds of the mill the monks were to provide a canon to officiate at daily services in his chapel. These services continued until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the sixteenth century. In 1622 the chapel was restored and brought back into use as a chapel of ease to the parish of Sheffield.[3] In the 1780s a new chapel was constructed a short distance from the old one, this opened on 13 December 1788 and the old chapel was demolished.[3] This building was improved in 1843 and enlarged in 1864.[4] The parish of Sheffield was sub-divided in 1845 and Ecclesall chapel became the mother church of the parish of Ecclesall. A new transept was added in 1907, and the church was reordered in 1964 by George Pace, and again in 1997.[5]

List of Vicars[edit]

  • 1849–1853 Rev William Humphrey Vale
  • 1853–1856 Rev Henry Farish
  • 1856–1880 Rev Edward Newman
  • 1880–1898 Rev George Sandford[6]
  • 1899–1927 Rev Canon Thomas Houghton
  • 1928–1938 Rev Canon Herbert William Mackay
  • 1939–1960 Rev Canon George Jefferis Jordan
  • 1960–1967 Rev Richard Hanson
  • 1968–1990 Rev Canon John Norman Collie
  • 1991–2006 Rev Canon Dr Peter Williams
  • 2007–2012 Rev Canon Simon Bessant
  • 2012–2013 Rev Stephen Hunter (Acting)
  • 2013–Present Rev Canon Dr Gary Wilton

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All Saints Ecclesall Parish Church
  2. ^ "Images of England: Church of All Saints, Ecclesall Road". English Heritage. Retrieved 2008-01-18. 
  3. ^ a b c Hunter, Joseph (1819). "The Township of Ecclesall-Byerlow". Hallamshire. The History and Topography of the Parish of Sheffield in the County of York. London: Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mayor & Jones. 
  4. ^ Taylor, John (1879). The Illustrated Guide to Sheffield and the Surrounding District. Sheffield: Pawson and Brailsford. pp. 78–79. 
  5. ^ "A brief timeline". All Saints Ecclesall Parish Church Website. Ecclesall Parish Church. Retrieved 16 November 2008. 
  6. ^ Sheffield Royal Grammar School – Magazine, October 1898, obituary for George Sandford

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°21′24″N 1°30′43″W / 53.3568°N 1.5120°W / 53.3568; -1.5120