St Mary the Virgin Church, Uttoxeter

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St Mary's
The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
Uttoxeter, St Mary the Virgin.JPG
St Mary's from the south east
Saint Mary The Virgin
Saint Mary The Virgin
St Mary's
Coordinates: 52°53′55″N 1°51′46″W / 52.898717°N 1.862825°W / 52.898717; -1.862825
OS grid referenceSK 093 335
LocationUttoxeter, Staffordshire
CountryEngland
DenominationChurch of England
Websiteuttoxetercofe.org
History
DedicationSt Mary the Virgin
Architecture
Heritage designationGrade II* listed[1]
Administration
ParishUttoxeter
DeaneryUttoxeter[2]
ArchdeaconryStoke On Trent
DioceseDiocese of Lichfield
ProvinceProvince of Canterbury
Clergy
Vicar(s)Rev Margaret Sherwin, Rev Chris Brown, Rev Charles Dale, Retired Priest Barbara Crump, Rev Irene Smith, Rev John Lander, Retired Priest Anne Tarpur, Rev Joe Cant[2]
Laity
Churchwarden(s)Johnathon Marvin and Cynthia Whitmore

St Mary the Virgin's Church, Uttoxeter, commonly called simply St Mary's, is the Church of England parish church of the town of Uttoxeter.[2] It has a 14th-century tower and spire, the nave was rebuilt in 1828 and the chancel in 1877. It is a Grade II* listed building.[1]

This is one of two Anglican churches in the parish; the other, also St Mary's, is commonly called "The Heath Mission Church" to avoid confusion.[3]

History[edit]

The church was built in the 14th century. By 1828 it was deemed too small so the nave was rebuilt to designs by the architect James Trubshaw. In 1877 the present chancel was built.[1] The chancel was designed by the architect Frederick Josias Robinson of Derby and the contract was Mr. Fryer, also of Derby. The chancel was lengthened by 14 feet (4.3 m) and on the south side over the vestry, a gallery was constructed for the organ, which had formerly been in the west gallery of the church. The east window was preserved and re-erected in the new chancel, along with its original stained glass. The church re-opened on 29 April 1877.[4]

Administration[edit]

St Mary's is the main church in the Deanery of Uttoxeter. It is part of the Uttoxeter Area of parishes along with

Organ[edit]

The pipe organ was built by William Hill & Sons. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[5]

Bells[edit]

The church tower contains a ring of 8 bells. Of these, 6 date from 1729 and were cast by Abraham Rudhall. The treble and tenor were cast in 1874 by John Warner & Sons.[6]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c Historic England. "Parish church of St Mary  (Grade II*) (1038783)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Uttoxeter St Mary the Virgin, Uttoxeter". A Church Near You. The Church of England. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Uttoxeter, Reopening of the Church". Derby Mercury. England. 2 May 1877. Retrieved 4 February 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  5. ^ "NPOR N03155". National Pipe Organ Register. British Institute of Organ Studies. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Uttoxeter, Staffs S Mary". Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers. Dovemaster. 20 December 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2017.

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