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Christ Church, Barnston
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OS grid reference SJ 281 832
Location Barnston, Wirral, Merseyside
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Churchmanship Conservative Evangelical
Website Christ Church, Barnston
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 2 December 1986
Architect(s) G. E. Street
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Groundbreaking 1870
Completed 1871
Materials Stone, tiled roof
Parish Barnston
Deanery Wirral, North
Archdeaconry Chester
Diocese Chester
Province York

Christ Church is in the village of Barnston, near Heswall, Wirral, Merseyside, England. The church was built in 1870–71, and designed by G. E. Street. It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.


The church was built in 1870–71, and was designed by G. E. Street. A west vestry was added later.


Christ Church is constructed in rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings, and has a tiled roof. Its plan consists of a nave, a chancel, a northwest porch, and north and west vestries. At the west end there are buttresses that rise to terminate in an octagonal bell-turret. The windows are cusped lancets, those in the nave have varying designs. The east window has three lights and contains Geometrical tracery. Inside the church is a 20th-century octagonal font, a pulpit with traceried panels, and a timber screen on a stone base with a trefoil frieze and Tudor roses. The choir stalls have large fleur-de-lys poppyheads. The stained glass includes windows by Powells and by Clayton and Bell.


The church was designated as a Grade II listed building on 2 December 1986. Grade II is the lowest of the three grades of listing and is applied to buildings that are "nationally important and of special interest".

Present day

Christ Church is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Wirral, North, the archdeaconry of Chester, and the diocese of Chester. Its benefice is combined with that of St Michael and All Angels, Pensby. Its style of worship is Conservative Evangelical, and its patron is the Bishop of Chester.

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