Church of St John the Divine, Brooklands facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsChurch of St John the Divine
|Location||Brooklands Road, Brooklands, Sale, Greater Manchester, M33 3PB|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Dedication||St John the Divine|
|Functional status||Parish church|
|Heritage designation||Grade II*|
|Designated||3 October 1974|
|Parish||St. John, Baguley|
|Archdeaconry||Archdeaconry of Manchester|
|Diocese||Diocese of Manchester|
The church was built from 1864 to 1868. It was the first Anglican church designed by Alfred Waterhouse, who had previously only worked on secular buildings. It is in the Gothic Revival style and is made of coursed sandstone rubble with a red tiled roof.
In 1897, a stained glass window designed by Morris & Co. was added to the south nave. In 1907, an Arts and Crafts wrought-iron chancel screen designed by Henry Wilson was added.
On 3 October 1974, the church was designated a grade II* listed building.
The Parish of St. John, Baguley is in the Archdeaconry of Manchester in the Diocese of Manchester. The main Sunday morning service is a Family Communion.
- Jonathan Draper, later Dean of Exeter, served his curacy here
- Stephen Cherry, later Dean of King's College, Cambridge, served his curacy here.
List of vicars
The parish priest of the Church of St John the Divine also holds the title of Vicar of Brooklands.
- 1868–1875: Thomas Brooke
- 1876–1912: Hugh Bethell Jones
- 1912–1938: Cyril Bethell Jones
- 1938–1947: J. E. Williams
- 1947–1964: Geoffrey Newton Barker
- 1964–1979: Ernest Buckley
- 1980–1991: Alan Wolstencroft
- 1991–1998: John Findon
- 1999–2012: Ian McVeety
- 2013–2015: Bryan Hackett
- 2017–present: Richard Sherratt
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