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All Saints' Church, Northallerton
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Heritage designation||Grade I listed|
|Archdeaconry||Archdeaconry of Cleveland|
|Diocese||Diocese of York|
|Province||Province of York|
|Vicar(s)||The Revd Fiona Mayer-Jones|
|Curate(s)||The Revd Carol Backhouse|
|Reader(s)||Bobby Cooper, Pauline Goodrum, Malcolm Mace, Peter Carrotte|
The first church was set up by St Paulinus of York on the site of the present All Saints' Parish Church sometime in the early 7th century. It was made from wood and nothing survives of it. In 855 a stone church was built on the same site, fragments of stone have been found during restoration work which provide strong evidence of this Saxon church.
The Saxon church was likely destroyed by the Scots during the First War of Scottish Independence in 1318, and the current church building was commissioned by Bishop Thomas Hatfield of Durham and dates from the twelfth century with parts from the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries. The chancel was pulled down in 1779 and rebuilt. This was pulled down in November 1882 and a new one erected in 1885 to the designs of Charles Hodgson Fowler. The exterior walls were repaired, and the transept walls which had leaned outwards were returned to the vertical. The tracery in the windows was restored and a new window inserted in the west end of the nave. The south aisle walls were reconstructed and the lancet windows in the transept which were filled with stone, were opened out. The cost of the restoration works was around £6,000 (equivalent to £460,000 in 2018).2018 The new chancel was reopened on 26 May 1885 by the Archbishop of York.
The church is in a joint parish with
- St Lawrence's Church, Kirby Sigston
- St James’ Church, Romanby
A pipe organ was built in 1818 by James Chapman Bishop. It has been subsequently restored and enlarged. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.
The bells were recast in 1898 by John Warner & Sons of London, and augmented to a peal of eight.
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