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Church of St Mary of the Angels, Hooton
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Church of St Mary of the Angels, Hooton, from the southeast
Coordinates: 53°17′50″N 2°57′26″W / 53.2972°N 2.9573°W / 53.2972; -2.9573
OS grid reference SJ 363 782
Location Welsh Road, Hooton, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website St Mary's, Hooton
History
Status Parish church
Architecture
Functional status active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 17 May 1985
Architect(s) E. J. Torver
Architectural type Church
Groundbreaking 1878
Completed 1879
Specifications
Materials Sandstone
Administration
Diocese Roman Catholic Diocese of Shrewsbury
Clergy
Priest(s) Peter Phillips
Minister(s) Betty Baker
Laity
Reader(s) Ann Cooper

The Church of St Mary of the Angels is in Welsh Road, Hooton, Cheshire, England. It is an active Roman Catholic parish church in the diocese of Shrewsbury. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building. The authors of the Buildings of England series state that it is "an individual design".

History

The foundation stone of the church was laid on 24 March 1878, and the church was formally opened on 22 August 1879 by Edmund Knight, Roman Catholic Bishop of Shrewsbury. Its architect was E. J. Torver. It was consecrated on 10 June 1883 by Arthur Riddell, Bishop of Northampton, due to the indisposition of Knight.

Architecture

The church is constructed in red sandstone. Its plan consists of a nave, a west porch, a chancel with a polygonal apse, a north chapel, also with an apse, and a vestry acting as a sacristy. On the ridge of the church is a bellcote. The porch contains panels depicting the symbols of the Evangelists. At the west end of the church is a rose window. Windows contain stained glass by Mayer of Munich.

External features

The churchyard contains the war grave of a Royal Air Force officer of World War I.

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