St Alban's Church, Sneinton

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St Alban's Church, Sneinton
Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour and St Alban
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St Alban's Church, Sneinton
St Alban's Church, Sneinton is located in Nottingham
St Alban's Church, Sneinton
St Alban's Church, Sneinton
52°57′13″N 1°08′09″W / 52.95361°N 1.13583°W / 52.95361; -1.13583Coordinates: 52°57′13″N 1°08′09″W / 52.95361°N 1.13583°W / 52.95361; -1.13583
OS grid reference SK 5815 3993
Location Sneinton, Nottingham
Country England
Denomination Ukrainian Greek Catholic
Previous denomination Church of England
History
Former name(s) St Alban's parish church
Dedication Saint Alban and Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
Architecture
Architect(s) George Frederick Bodley
Style Gothic Revival
Groundbreaking 1886
Completed 1887
Construction cost £10,447
Specifications
Capacity 565
Materials red brick, stone
Bells 1
Administration
Diocese Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Family of London

St Albans's Church, Sneinton, properly called Our Lady of Perpetual Succour and St Alban, is an Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Bond Street, Sneinton, Nottingham, England. It was built in 1888–87 as the Church of England parish church of Saint Alban. In 2003 the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham declared it redundant and sold it to the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Family of London, who added the dedication of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.

History[edit]

The Church of England parish was formed from the parishes of St. Stephen's Church, Sneinton, and St. Matthias' Church, Nottingham.

The church was designed by George Frederick Bodley[1] and built at a cost of £10,447 (equivalent to £1,070,000 in 2016),[2]. It is built in brick and stone with a wagon roof, and has a chancel, nave, aisles, south porch, north west turret with 1 bell. There were seats for 565 people.

The foundation stone was laid on Tuesday 9 March 1886 by Rev Canon Vernon Wollaston Hutton.[3] The church was consecrated on Saturday 23 July 1887 by Bishop George Ridding,[4]

A Lady chapel was added in 1898.[1] The south aisle was lengthened and vestries were added in 1912 at a cost of £1,811.

The chancel has an east window commemorating Canon Vernon Wollaston Hutton, who was vicar of St Stephen's parish church, Sneinton 1868–84. The east window cost £200. The screen was the gift of the sons of Thomas and Alice Tew. The Lady Chapel has a reredos that provided by Mrs Bowman-Hart, and an altar in St Michael's chapel is to commemorate Charles Matthews and his son. There is a richly decorated baptismal font. The three windows in the side chapel were installed in 1913, 1915 and 1916.

Incumbents[edit]

  • F Boag, circa 1894–97
  • Francis Charles Finch, 1898–1900
  • Kenneth Martin, 1920–31
  • Cyril Ernest Hardy 1931–51

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pevsner & Williamson 1979, p. 250.
  2. ^ UK Retail Price Index inflation figures are based on data from Clark, Gregory (2017). "The Annual RPI and Average Earnings for Britain, 1209 to Present (New Series)". MeasuringWorth. Retrieved 6 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "St. Alban's Church, Sneinton". Nottinghamshire Guardian. Nottingham. 12 March 1886. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Consecration of St. Alban's Church, Sneinton". Nottingham Evening Post. Nottingham. 23 July 1887. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 

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