St Thomas' Church, Blackpool

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St Thomas' Church
St Thomas' Church is located in Blackpool
St Thomas' Church
St Thomas' Church
Location in Blackpool
St Thomas' Church is located in Lancashire
St Thomas' Church
St Thomas' Church
Location in Lancashire
LocationBlackpool, Lancashire
DenominationChurch of England
ChurchmanshipOpen Evangelical/New Wine
StatusParish church
Functional statusActive
Architect(s)Henry Paley
Years built1930–1932
DeaneryDeanery of Blackpool
ArchdeaconryArchdeaconry of Lancaster
DioceseDiocese of Blackburn
ProvinceProvince of York
Vicar(s)The Revd Dr Rosalyn F T Murphy

St Thomas' Church is in Caunce Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the Deanery of Blackpool, the Archdeaconry of Lancaster and the Diocese of Blackburn.[1]


The church was built in 1930–32 and designed by the Lancaster architect Henry Paley of Austin and Paley, and cost £10,326 (equivalent to £720,000 in 2019).[2][3] It is constructed in brick with stone dressings, and has windows with mixed Decorated and Perpendicular tracery.[4] Only the east end of the church and 3½ bays of the nave and aisles were completed. Brandwood and his co-authors consider that the interior is "of dignity and with several inventive touches".[5] Because it was never completed, Hartwell and Pevsner in the Buildings of England series describe it as "a stump of a church".[4]

Present day[edit]

It continues to be an active church in the Evangelical tradition.[6]

The vicar is the Revd David O’Brien.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ St Thomas, Blackpool, Church of England, retrieved 30 August 2012
  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 2 February 2020.
  3. ^ Brandwood et al. 2012, p. 253.
  4. ^ a b Hartwell & Pevsner 2009, p. 157.
  5. ^ Brandwood et al. 2012, pp. 184, 186.
  6. ^ Welcome, St Thomas' Church, Blackpool, retrieved 30 August 2012
  7. ^ St Thomas' Church website.


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Coordinates: 53°49′17″N 3°02′23″W / 53.8215°N 3.0396°W / 53.8215; -3.0396