Church of St Stephen, Saltash

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Church of St Stephen, Saltash
St Stephens-by-Saltash
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50°24′13″N 4°13′44″W / 50.4035°N 4.2289°W / 50.4035; -4.2289
Location Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 4AP
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Status Active
Functional status Parish church
Heritage designation Grade I listed
Designated 17 January 1952
Years built 15th century
Parish St. Stephen by Saltash
Deanery East Wivelshire
Archdeaconry Archdeaconry of Bodmin
Diocese Diocese of Truro
Priest in charge The Revd Cathy Sigrist
Assistant priest(s) The Revd Pam Sellix
The Revd Diane Burrows
Reader(s) Lesley Margetts, Brenton Blandford

The Church of St Stephen, also known as St Stephens-by-Saltash, is a Church of England parish church in Saltash, Cornwall. The church is a grade I listed building, and dates from the 15th century.[1]


There was originally a 13th-century church on the same site; it had been consecrated in 1259.[1][2] The present church dates to the 15th century.[1] The church building itself consists of three aisles, five bays, and a three-stage tower.[1] The slate roof is dated to 1866.[1]

Inside the church, there is a square font dating to the Norman period of a similar style to others in Cornwall. Behind the high altar, is a seven-bay, Gothic style reredos.[1]

On 17 January 1952, the church was designated a grade I listed building.[1]

Present day[edit]

The parish of St. Stephen by Saltash is part of the Saltash Team Ministry in the Archdeaconry of Bodmin of the Diocese of Truro.[2][3] St Stephen's is part of the Benefice of Saltash alongside the Church of St Nicholas and St Faith, Saltash.[4] The patrons of the parish are the Dean and the Canons of Windsor.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g Historic England. "Church of St Stephen (1140379)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "About us - St Stephens by Saltash". Saltash Team Ministry. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "St Stephen-by-Saltash: St Stephen, Saltash". A Church Near You. Archbishops' Council. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Saltash - Diocese of Truro". A Church Near You. Archbishops' Council. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  5. ^ Philip Murphy, 'Boyd, Alan Tindal Lennox-, first Viscount Boyd of Merton (1904–1983)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2016 accessed 7 June 2017

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