St Luke's Church, Slyne with Hest

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St Luke's Church, Slyne with Hest
St Luke's Church, Slyne.jpg
St Luke's Church, Slyne with Hest, from the east
St Luke's Church, Slyne with Hest is located in the City of Lancaster district
St Luke's Church, Slyne with Hest
St Luke's Church, Slyne with Hest
Location in the City of Lancaster district
Coordinates: 54°05′16″N 2°48′20″W / 54.0877°N 2.8055°W / 54.0877; -2.8055
OS grid reference SD 474,661
Location Manor Lane, Slyne-with-Hest, Lancaster, Lancashire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St Luke, Slyne with Hest
Dedication Saint Luke
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 7 November 1983
Architect(s) Austin and Paley
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Groundbreaking 1898
Completed 1900
Materials Sandstone, tiled roofs
Parish St. Luke Slyne with Hest
Deanery Tunstall
Archdeaconry Lancaster
Diocese Blackburn
Province York
Vicar(s) Revd Pauline Bicknell
Curate(s) Revd Helen Leathard,
Revd Pauline Nixon
Reader(s) Martin Wakelin
Churchwarden(s) Heather Wakelin

St Luke's Church is in Manor Lane, Slyne-with-Hest, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Tunstall, the archdeaconry of Lancaster, and the diocese of Blackburn. Its benefice is united with those of St Saviour, Aughton, and St Wilfrid, Halton.[1] The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[2]


The church was built between 1898 and 1900 to a design by the Lancaster architects Austin and Paley.[3] It cost £2,358 (equivalent to £230,000 in 2015),[4] and provided seating for 180 people.[5] The church was originally a chapel of ease in the parish of Holy Trinity, Bolton-le-Sands, becoming a parish church in its own right in 1934.[6]


St Luke's is constructed in sandstone rubble, with red tiled roofs and a timber porch. Its plan consists of a nave, a north aisle, a north porch, a chancel, and a tower at the crossing.[2] The tower has a hipped roof, a buttress at the southwest, and a stair turret rising to a greater height than the tower at the south east.[3] A wooden bellcote protrudes from the roof of the tower.[2]

Inside the church is a three-bay arcade carried on circular piers. The tower has a flat ceiling, while the roofs of the nave and chancel are open.[2] The font dates from 1905, is in white marble, and is in the form of an angel carrying a scallop shell.[3]

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  1. ^ St Luke, Slyne w Hest, Church of England, retrieved 1 February 2012 
  2. ^ a b c d Historic England, "Church of St Luke, Slyne-with-Hest (1071855)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 1 February 2012 
  3. ^ a b c Hartwell, Clare; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2009) [1969], Lancashire: North, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 617, ISBN 978-0-300-12667-9 
  4. ^ UK Consumer Price Index inflation figures are based on data from Gregory Clark (2016), "The Annual RPI and Average Earnings for Britain, 1209 to Present (New Series)",
  5. ^ Brandwood, Geoff; Austin, Tim; Hughes, John; Price, James (2012), The Architecture of Sharpe, Paley and Austin, Swindon: English Heritage, p. 243, ISBN 978-1-84802-049-8 
  6. ^ St. Luke's Church, St Luke's, Slyne with Hest, retrieved 1 February 2012