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Church of St John the Divine, Frankby
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Location Frankby Road, Frankby, Wirral, Merseyside
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Churchmanship Evangelical
Website St John The Divine, Frankby
History
Status Parish church
Architecture
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 20 January 1988
Architect(s) W. and J. Hay
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Groundbreaking 1861
Completed 1862
Specifications
Materials Stone, slate roof
Administration
Parish St John the Divine, Frankby, with St Nicholas, Greasby
Deanery Wirral, North
Archdeaconry Chester
Diocese Chester
Province York
Clergy
Vicar(s) Revd Ken Owen

The Church of St John the Divine, is in Frankby Road, Frankby, Wirral, Merseyside, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Wirral, North, the archdeaconry of Chester and the diocese of Chester. Its benefice is united with that of St Nicholas, Greasby. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.

History

The church was built in 1861–62, and was designed by W. and J. Hay.

Architecture

Exterior

St John's is built in stone and has slate roofs with bands of different colours. It consists of a three-bay nave with a south porch, a north aisle, a chancel, and a north vestry. There is a bellcote on the east gable of the nave. Along the walls of the nave are buttresses and two-light windows containing Geometric tracery, and along the wall of the aisle are paired windows. The east window has three lights.

Interior

Inside the church the arcade is carried on round columns. The chancel arch has corbels, one of which is carved with a sower. There are four chandeliers. The font is round with interlaced blind tracery. On the wall is a dole cupboard. The pulpit has canted ends and it contains a canopied niche. The organ case and pipes are painted, as is the panelled chancel ceiling. On the east wall of the chancel is panelling, and to the south is a double sedilia. In the north aisle are three windows with stained glass of 1873 depicting Old Testament figures. These were made by Morris & Co., and were designed by Edward Burne-Jones. There are two windows by C. E. Kempe dated 1870 and 1871, and the rest are by Clayton and Bell. The two-manual pipe organ was made by H. Wedlake of London.

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