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Christ Church
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53°3′45.1″N 2°12′39.8″W / 53.062528°N 2.211056°W / 53.062528; -2.211056Coordinates: 53°3′45.1″N 2°12′39.8″W / 53.062528°N 2.211056°W / 53.062528; -2.211056
OS grid reference SJ 859 517
Location Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Church of England
Architecture
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 15 March 1993
Architect(s) Francis Bedford
Completed 1832
Specifications
Bells 8
Administration
Parish Goldenhill and Tunstall
Diocese Diocese of Lichfield

Christ Church is an Anglican church in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. It is the parish church of Goldenhill and Tunstall; the combined parish, which is an Anglo-Catholic parish, was created in 2010. It is a Grade II listed building.

History

The church is a Commissioners' church, designed by Francis Bedford and built in 1831–1832. £3,000 of the total cost was provided by parliamentary grant, and the remaining £1,000 by private subscription. It was consecrated by the Bishop of Lichfield, Henry Ryder, on 14 August 1832.

The church was built of Chell stone. It has lancet windows, in pairs or single; the tower originally had an octagonal spire, which was removed in 1971 for safety reasons. In 1885–1886 the east end was redesigned by A. R. Wood: a larger chancel was created, flanked by a south chapel and by an organ chamber, and two shallow transepts were created.

There was originally a single bell, which was replaced by a peal of six bells in 1856. Two more were added in the early 20th century.

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