St Cyprian's Church, Sneinton
|St. Cyprian's Church, Sneinton|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Diocese||Southwell and Nottingham|
|Vicar(s)||Revd Andrew Waude|
The church was built in 1935 by the architect C.E. Howitt. Construction work started in 1934 and the building was consecrated by Henry Mosley, the Bishop of Southwell on 15 May 1935. The estimated cost was £8,500 (equivalent to £532,140 as of 2015),, most of which came from the Diocese of Southwell from the sale of the site of the former St. Paul's Church, George Street, Nottingham.
The church is Anglo-Catholic and has passed Resolutions A B and C of the Act of Synod and is under the Episcopal care of the Bishop of Beverley.
The font is the oldest item in the church. It is believed to be 13th or 14th Century and was found in a field between Gedling and Shelford. At the time of its discovery it was in use as a horse trough; the damage on the rim of the font is attributed to contact with the horses’ tack.
The font’s original location is thought to have been Saxondale chapel, which was part of Shelford Priory. The chapel was demolished in the 15th Century.
When found it found a home in St Michael and All Angels, Foxhall Road (no longer standing). From there it was moved to St Cyprian’s old church, and finally to the new building.
List of incumbents
- Revd V.T. Macy 1913-1920
- Revd Silk -
- Revd C.S. Neale 1920-1927
- Revd F.W. Killer 1927-1938
- Revd T. I. V. Evans 1938-1961
- Revd E. Weil 1961-1968
- Revd G. France 1968- 1988
- Revd William J. Gull 1990-1999
- Revd K. Ball 2001-2005
- Revd Andrew Waude 2007 -
The organ was built by E. Wragg & Son and installed in 1935. It incorporated pipework from the organ in St. James' Church, Standard Hill. The specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.
- *The Buildings of England, Nottinghamshire, Nikolaus Pevsner
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