Christ Church, Glasson
|Christ Church, Glasson|
Christ Church, Glasson, from the southeast
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|Website||Christ Church, Glasson|
|Consecrated||29 June 1840|
|Heritage designation||Grade II|
|Designated||2 May 1968|
|Parish||Christ Church, Glasson|
|Vicar(s)||Rev M. B. Roberts|
|Churchwarden(s)||Mrs E. Makinson
Mr D. J. Stockdale
|Parish administrator||Mrs M. Stockdale|
Christ Church is in the village of Glasson, Lancashire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Lancaster and Morecambe, the archdeaconry of Lancaster, and the diocese of Blackburn. Its benefice is combined with those of St Michael, Cockerham, and St Luke, Winmarleigh. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.
Christ Church was built in 1839–40 and designed by the Lancaster architect Edmund Sharpe. It was consecrated on 29 June 1840 by the Bishop of Chester. The original chancel was "short" and "stubby", and had a triple stepped lancet east window. The present chancel and the vestry were added in 1931–32, and were designed by Sharpe's successor Henry Paley of Austin and Paley. The space under the west gallery was enclosed in 1988 to form a separate room.
The church is constructed in sandstone rubble with a slate roof. Its plan consists of a nave with a chancel at a lower level. The walls of the nave are divided by buttresses into four bays; the westernmost bays have a single lancet window, while the other three bays contain triple stepped lancets. The chancel is divided into two bays with two-light windows. The east window is a triple stepped lancet. The west end contains an arched doorway flanked by lancet windows and with another lancet above, angle buttresses; on the gable is a bellcote. Inside the church is a west gallery. The east window contains stained glass dating from 1979 by Joseph Fisher of Shrigley and Hunt. The stained glass elsewhere dates from the 19th century; some of this may also be by designers from Shrigley and Hunt.
- Listed buildings in Thurnham, Lancashire
- List of architectural works by Edmund Sharpe
- List of ecclesiastical works by Austin and Paley (1916–44)
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- Historic England, "Christ Church, Glasson Dock (1071725)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 7 April 2012
- Hartwell & Pevsner 2009, p. 304.
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- Brandwood, Geoff; Austin, Tim; Hughes, John; Price, James (2012), The Architecture of Sharpe, Paley and Austin, Swindon: English Heritage, ISBN 978-1-84802-049-8
- Hartwell, Clare; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2009) , Lancashire: North, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, ISBN 978-0-300-12667-9
- Hughes, John M. (2010), Edmund Sharpe: Man of Lancaster, John M. Hughes Although this is self-published, it is a scholarly work and fully referenced throughout. (As of 2011 it is available only as a CD.)