St Thomas' Church, Blackpool
|St Thomas' Church|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Churchmanship||Open Evangelical/New Wine|
|Deanery||Deanery of Blackpool|
|Archdeaconry||Archdeaconry of Lancaster|
|Diocese||Diocese of Blackburn|
|Province||Province 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.
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). It is constructed in brick with stone dressings, and has windows with mixed Decorated and Perpendicular tracery. 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". Because it was never completed, Hartwell and Pevsner in the Buildings of England series describe it as "a stump of a church".
The vicar is the Revd David O’Brien.
- St Thomas, Blackpool, Church of England, retrieved 30 August 2012
- 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.
- Brandwood et al. 2012, p. 253.
- Hartwell & Pevsner 2009, p. 157.
- Brandwood et al. 2012, pp. 184, 186.
- Welcome, St Thomas' Church, Blackpool, retrieved 30 August 2012
- St Thomas' Church website.
- Brandwood, Geoff; Austin, Tim; Hughes, John; Price, James (2012), The Architecture of Sharpe, Paley and Austin, Swindon: English Heritage, ISBN 978-1-84802-049-8
- Hartwell, Clare; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2009) , Lancashire: North, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, ISBN 978-0-300-12667-9