Christ Church, Ellesmere Port

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Christ Church, Ellesmere Port
Christ Church, Ellesmere Port is located in Cheshire
Christ Church, Ellesmere Port
Christ Church, Ellesmere Port
Location in Cheshire
Coordinates: 53°17′10″N 2°53′42″W / 53.2861°N 2.8951°W / 53.2861; -2.8951
OS grid reference SJ 404 770
Location Station Road,
Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Elim Pentecostal
Architecture
Status Former parish church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 17 May 1985
Architect(s) Penson and Ritchie
Barnish and Grayson
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Groundbreaking 1869
Completed 1925
Closed 1 April 1994
Specifications
Materials Sandstone
Clergy
Minister(s) Revd Peter Israel Peters

Christ Church is an Elim Pentecostal Church in Station Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[1]

History[edit]

Christ Church was built as an Anglican church in 1869–71, the architects being Penson and Ritchie. The nave was extended to the west in 1922–25 by Barnish and Grayson.[2] The church was declared redundant on 1 April 1994.[3] The building was bought in 2010 by the Oasis Christian Centre for £25,000. It was renovated and opened as an Elim Pentecostal Church in March 2011.[4]

Architecture[edit]

The church is constructed in sandstone rubble. Its plan is cruciform consisting of a four bay nave, a chancel, single-bay north and south transepts, and a vestry.[1] On the south side is a tower,[2] with louvred bell openings and a pyramidal spire. The east window has three lights and contains Geometric tracery. the nave windows also have three lights, and those in the transepts have two lights.[1] Both the vestry and the transepts are gabled.[2]

External features[edit]

The churchyard contains 26 war graves, those of 25 British Army soldiers of World War I, and a Royal Navy seaman of World War II.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Historic England, "Christ Church, Ellesmere Port (1138822)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 13 February 2012 
  2. ^ a b c Hartwell, Clare; Hyde, Matthew; Hubbard, Edward; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2011) [1971], Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 355, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6 
  3. ^ Diocese of Chester: All Schemes (PDF), Church Commissioners/Statistics, Church of England, 2010, p. 3, retrieved 13 February 2012 
  4. ^ Stocks-Moore, Laurie (9 March 2011), "Official opening for renovated church building in Ellesmere Port", Ellesmere Port Pioneer, Trinity Mirror North West & North Wales, retrieved 7 February 2013 
  5. ^ ELLESMERE PORT (CHRIST CHURCH) CHURCHYARD, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, retrieved 2 February 2013