Priory Church of St Anthony, Lenton

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Coordinates: 52°56′37″N 01°10′43″W / 52.94361°N 1.17861°W / 52.94361; -1.17861

Priory Church of St. Anthony, Lenton
St Anthonys Priory Church, Lenton.jpg
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Broad Church
Website www.lentonparish.org.uk
History
Dedication St. Anthony
Administration
Parish Lenton, Nottingham
Diocese Southwell and Nottingham
Province York
Clergy
Vicar(s) Revd Dr Megan Smith

The Priory Church of St. Anthony, Lenton is a parish church in the Church of England in Lenton, Nottingham.

History[edit]

The church largely dates from 1883. However, is thought to incorporate elements of the chapel of the monastic hospital of Lenton Priory.[1]

The church served as the parish church for Lenton, until the building of Holy Trinity Church, Lenton, after which it was left partially demolished for nearly 40 years.

The restoration of the church commenced in 1883 and on 22 November a memorial stone was laid by the Lady of the Manor, Mrs. J. Sherwin Gregory, consecrated by Christopher, Bishop of Lincoln, being dedicated the following year to the Church of St. Anthony, commonly known as the Priory Church. The work was carried out by Evans and Jolley and it was re-opened on 4 December 1884[2]

It is part of a group of parishes which includes Holy Trinity Church, Lenton.

Organ[edit]

The church has a pipe organ by Ernest Wragg and Son installed in 1924.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic England. "Lenton Priory (317538)". PastScape. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Restoration of Lenton Priory Church". Nottingham Evening Post. England. 5 December 1884. Retrieved 15 April 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ National Pipe Organ Register