Church of the Resurrection and All Saints, Caldy

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Church of the Resurrection and
All Saints, Caldy
Church of the Resurrection and All Saints, Caldy
Church of the Resurrection andAll Saints, Caldy is located in Merseyside
Church of the Resurrection andAll Saints, Caldy
Church of the Resurrection and
All Saints, Caldy
Location in Merseyside
Coordinates: 53°21′30″N 3°09′51″W / 53.3584°N 3.1641°W / 53.3584; -3.1641
OS grid reference SJ 226,853
Location Caldy, Wirral, Merseyside
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St Bridget, West Kirby
History
Consecrated 1907
Architecture
Status Daughter church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 20 January 1988
Architect(s) G. E. Street
Douglas and Minshull
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Groundbreaking 1868
Completed 1907
Administration
Parish West Kirby
Deanery Wirral North
Archdeaconry Chester
Diocese Chester
Province York
Clergy
Rector Revd John Bleazard
Assistant priest Revd David Chester
Laity
Reader(s) Mary Lynch, John Smith
Churchwarden(s) Bill Smith, Jane Barlett
Parish administrator Paula Cobby

The Church of the Resurrection and All Saints is in the village of Caldy, Wirral, Merseyside, England. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[1] It is an active Anglican church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester and the deanery of Wirral North.[2] It is a daughter church of St Bridget's Church, West Kirby.[3]

History[edit]

This was built originally as a school to a design by G. E. Street in 1868 at the expense of Elizabeth Barton. It was converted to a church, with the addition of a chancel, a north aisle and a saddleback tower in 1906–07 by Douglas and Minshull.[1][4] The church was refurbished in the 1960s.[5]

Architecture[edit]

Exterior[edit]

The church is built in rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings. The roof is of slate with tiles on the crest. The plan consists of a nave with a north aisle, a baptistry and a south porch, a chancel with a north vestry and a saddleback tower at the northeast.[1]

Interior[edit]

Many of the furnishings are by Kempe and were taken from the chapel of Caldy Manor which was dismantled when the church was built. These include the choir stalls and the reredos.[4] The reredos has panels of marquetry depicting the crucifixion.[1] Some of the stained glass in the church is by Kempe and the southwest window is by A. J. Davies of the Bromsgrove Guild. The west window is by Trena Cox.[4] The church contains many memorials to the Barton family.[5] In the vestry is a fireplace with a coat of arms dated 1868.[1] The two-manual organ was built by Henry Willis & Sons.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Historic England, "Church of Resurrection and All Saints, Hoylake (1260170)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 2 April 2012 
  2. ^ Churches in the Diocese, Diocese of Chester, retrieved 29 April 2009 
  3. ^ Parish Church of St Bridget, West Kirby, Parish Church of St Bridget, West Kirby, retrieved 22 March 2008 
  4. ^ 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. 199, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6 
  5. ^ a b History, Parish Church of St Bridget, West Kirby, retrieved 22 March 2008 
  6. ^ Caldy, Resurrection and All Saints, British Institute of Organ Studies, retrieved 13 August 2008 

External links[edit]

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