St Philip's Church, Kelsall

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St Philip's Church, Kelsall
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St Philip's Church, Kelsall, from the southeast
St Philip's Church, Kelsall is located in Cheshire
St Philip's Church, Kelsall
St Philip's Church, Kelsall
Location in Cheshire
Coordinates: 53°12′29″N 2°42′41″W / 53.2081°N 2.7115°W / 53.2081; -2.7115
OS grid reference SJ 526 681
Location Kelsall, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St Philip, Kelsall
Dedication Saint Philip
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 8 November 1985
Architect(s) Thomas Bower
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Completed 1860
Materials Sandstone, slate roof
Parish St Philip, Kelsall
Deanery Chester
Archdeaconry Chester
Diocese Chester
Province York
Vicar(s) Revd Peter John Mackriell

St Philip's Church is in the village of Kelsall, Cheshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester, and the diocese of Chester.[1] The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[2]


The church was built in 1860 to a design by Thomas Bower of Nantwich.[3]


St Philip's is constructed in sandstone with a roof of Welsh slates and a red tiled ridge. Its architectural style is Decorated. The plan consists of a four-bay nave with a south porch, and a two-bay chancel with a north vestry. A bellcote stands on the east end of the nave. The windows along the sides of the church are divided by buttresses. In the nave the windows have two-lights with alternating quatrefoil and trefoil heads, and contain plate tracery. The chancel windows are pairs of lancets with trefoil heads. The east window has three lights, and the west window four lights. The vestry has a pyramidal roof.[2] The two-manual organ was built in 1900 by Nicholson and Lord.[4]

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The churchyard contains the war graves of two soldiers of World War I, and two airmen of World War II.[5]

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  1. ^ St Philip, Kelsall, Church of England, retrieved 12 February 2012 
  2. ^ a b Historic England, "Church of St Philip, Kelsall (1130533)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 12 February 2012 
  3. ^ Hartwell, Clare; Hyde, Matthew; Hubbard, Edward; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2011) [1971], Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 418, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6 
  4. ^ Cheshire, Kelsall, St. Philip (D04430), British Institute of Organ Studies, retrieved 12 February 2012 
  5. ^ KELSALL (ST. PHILIP) CHURCHYARD, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, retrieved 3 February 2013 

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