Church of St Peter and St Paul, Wantage facts for kids
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|51°35′19″N 1°25′43″W / 51.5887°N 1.4285°W|
|Location||Church Street, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8AQ|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Functional status||Parish church|
|Heritage designation||Grade I listed|
|Designated||22 April 1950|
|Archdeaconry||Archdeaconry of Dorchester|
|Diocese||Diocese of Oxford|
The Church of St Peter and St Paul is a Church of England parish church in Wantage, Oxfordshire. The church is a grade I listed building.
The earliest parts of the church date to the late 13th century. In the 15th century, the chancel was extended, and chapels and aisles were added.
In 1857, during the Victorian restoration, the church was restored by George Edmund Street. In 1877, the church was extended to the west by William Butterfield with an addition of one bay.
On 22 April 1950, the church was designated a grade I listed building.
The Church of England parish of Wantage is in the Archdeaconry of Dorchester of the Diocese of Oxford. The parish stands in the Catholic tradition of the Church of England.
- William John Butler, later Dean of Lincoln, was vicar from 1847 to 1881
- Roscow Shedden, former Bishop of Nassau, was vicar from 1931 to 1952
- Robert Wright, later Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons, was priest-in-charge (1978–1984) and vicar (1987–1992)
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