Church of the Holy Angels, Hoar Cross
|The Church of the Holy Angels, Hoar Cross|
Holy Angels' Church
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Consecrated||22 April 1876|
|Heritage designation||Grade I listed|
|Architect(s)||George Frederick Bodley and Thomas Garner|
|Parish||Hoar Cross with Newchurch|
|Archdeaconry||Stoke on Trent|
|Diocese||Diocese of Lichfield|
It was built by the pious Anglo-Catholic, Emily Charlotte Meynell Ingram (sister of Charles Wood, 2nd Viscount Halifax) in memory of Hugo Francis Meynell Ingram who died in May 1871. The architects were George Frederick Bodley and Thomas Garner. Work started in 1872 and the church dedication took place on 22 April 1876. Further extension and additions took place until the church achieved its present form in 1906.
The organ was originally built by Samuel Green in 1779 for Bangor Cathedral. It was installed in Hoar Cross by Bishop and Son in 1876 and enlarged by Conacher in 1935. As a result of a very generous donation, it is currently undergoing extensive repair and is expected to be usable by the end of 2012. An electronic organ is currently used for services. The specification of the pipe organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register at.
- 1872 Construction started
- 1876 Services start in April
- 1891 North side Lady Chapel added
- 1900 South side All Souls Chapel added
- 1906 Narthex added
- 1935 Bells rehung and organ enlarged
The rood screen
- "The new church at Hoar Cross". Derby Mercury. Derby. 26 April 1876. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
- Betjeman, John, ed. (1968) Collins Pocket Guide to English Parish Churches; the North. London: Collins; pp. 247, 252
- The Church of the Holy Angels, Hoar Cross. Church guidebook. 4th edition 1996.
- Pevsner, N. (1974) Staffordshire The Buildings of England. Penguin Books ISBN 0-14-071046-9
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