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Christ Church, Willaston
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OS grid reference SJ 329 778
Location Neston Road, Willaston, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website Christ Church, Willaston
History
Status Parish church
Architecture
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 29 April 1999
Architect(s) Thomas Fulljames (1808-1874) and Frederick Sandham Waller (1822-1905)
Bernard Miller
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Groundbreaking 1854
Completed 1926
Specifications
Materials Sandstone, slate roofs
Administration
Parish Willaston
Deanery Wirral South
Archdeaconry Chester
Diocese Chester
Province York
Clergy
Vicar(s) Revd Stephen Bazely
Assistant priest(s) Fr Lyndon Bannon

Christ Church is in Neston Road, Willaston, Cheshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Wirral South, the archdeaconry of Chester, and the diocese of Chester. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.

History

Christ Church was built in 1854, the architects being Fulljames and Waller. The north aisle was added in 1926 by Bernard Miller.

Architecture

The church is constructed in sandstone with Westmorland slate roofs. It has a porch in timber and stone. The plan consists of a four-bay nave with a clerestory, a north aisle, a south porch, a two-bay chancel, and a bellcote at the east end of the nave. The east window has three lights, and there are single-light windows along the sides of the chancel. The nave windows have two lights, and there is a four-light west window. The windows in the aisle and in the vestry have mullions carved as angels. On the chancel gable is a wheel-cross. The stained glass includes that in the east window by William Wailes, which dates from 1855. Windows elsewhere are by Kempe, dating from 1902, and by W. B. Simpson and Sons, dated 1897. There are also three windows by William T. Davies dated 1975, 1980 and 2000. The two-manual organ was built in 1925–26 by Nicholson, and restored in 1999 by David Wells.

External features

The churchyard contains the war graves of seven service personnel of World War I and three of World War II.

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