Christ Church, Bala

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Christ Church, Bala, during restoration in 2007

Christ Church, Bala, is in Bala, Gwynedd, Wales (grid reference SH926362). It is an active Anglican church in the deanery of Penllyn & Edeyrnion, the archdeaconry of Wrexham, and the diocese of St Asaph.[1] The church was designated a Grade II listed building on 13 December 2001.[2]

The first church to be built on the site was in 1811.[3] The present church was built between 1853 and 1857.[4] The stalls and prayer desks were designed by the Chester architect John Douglas.[5] By the 2000s the church building had deteriorated and between March and November 2007 repairs and restoration were carried out at a cost of £600,000.[6]

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  1. ^ Bala, Church in Wales, retrieved 8 July 2013 
  2. ^ Christ Church, Bala, Cadw, retrieved 19 December 2016 
  3. ^ Historic background, Gwynedd Archaeological Trust, retrieved 2 July 2009 
  4. ^ BALA, Christ Church, Historic Churches Preservation Trust., retrieved 2 July 2009 
  5. ^ Hubbard, Edward (1991), The Work of John Douglas, London: The Victorian Society, p. 277, ISBN 0-901657-16-6 
  6. ^ Christ Church, Bala, Gwynedd, Wales, Heritage Link, retrieved 2 July 2009 

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Coordinates: 52°54′45″N 3°35′50″W / 52.9125°N 3.5972°W / 52.9125; -3.5972