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Thornton-le-Fylde Christ Church
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Location Meadows Avenue, Thornton, Lancashire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website Thornton-le-Fylde Christ Church
Status parish church
Consecrated 1836
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Joseph T. Parkinson
Austin, Paley and Austin
Leach, Rhodes and Walker
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival, Modern
Groundbreaking 1835
Completed 1963
Materials Sandstone
Parish Thornton-le-Fylde
Deanery Poulton
Archdeaconry Lancaster archdeaconry
Diocese Diocese of Blackburn

Christ Church is in Meadows Avenue, Thornton, Lancashire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Poulton, the archdeaconry of Lancaster, and the diocese of Blackburn.


Christ Church has been the parish church of Thornton-Cleveleys since 1836. The church was built originally in 1835–37 to a design by Joseph Parkinson. The chancel was added in 1913–14 by the Lancaster architects Austin, Paley and Austin., The Pipe Organ is by Rushworth & Dreaper of Liverpool and installed in 1950, In 1963 Leach, Rhodes and Walker rebuilt the nave, added the tower and built parish rooms.


The authors of the Buildings of England series comment that the church and parish rooms have "a mishmash of an exterior". The church is constructed in yellow sandstone with red sandstone dressings. The architectural style is Free Perpendicular. Standing to the southwest of the church are single-storey parish rooms, from which rises a tower with an open bell stage and a saddleback roof. Inside the church is stained glass installed in 1974 and designed by the artist Brian Clarke.

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