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Church of St Peter and St Paul, Wantage
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51°35′19″N 1°25′43″W / 51.5887°N 1.4285°W / 51.5887; -1.4285
Location Church Street, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8AQ
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Anglo-Catholic
History
Status Active
Architecture
Functional status Parish church
Heritage designation Grade I listed
Designated 22 April 1950
Administration
Parish Wantage
Deanery Wantage
Archdeaconry Archdeaconry of Dorchester
Diocese Diocese of Oxford
Clergy
Vicar(s) The Revd Philip A. Wells
Honorary priest(s) The Revd Paul Faint
Laity
Organist(s) John Ridgway
Churchwarden(s) Bill Jestico and Jan Ralston

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.

History

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.

Present day

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.

Notable clergy

  • 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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