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The Church of the Holy Angels, Hoar Cross
Holy Angels' Church
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Location Hoar Cross
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Anglo Catholic
Dedication Holy Angels
Consecrated 22 April 1876
Heritage designation Grade I listed
Architect(s) George Frederick Bodley and Thomas Garner
Groundbreaking 1872
Completed 1876
Bells 6
Parish Hoar Cross with Newchurch
Deanery Tutbury
Archdeaconry Stoke on Trent
Diocese Diocese of Lichfield
Province Cantebury

The Church of the Holy Angels is an Anglican church in Hoar Cross, Staffordshire, England. It is a Grade I listed building.


It was built by the pious Anglo-Catholic, Emily Charlotte Meynell Ingram (sister of Charles Wood, 2nd Viscount Halifax) in memory of Hugo Francis Meynell Ingram who died in May 1871. The architects were George Frederick Bodley and Thomas Garner. Work started in 1872 and the church dedication took place on 22 April 1876. Further extension and additions took place until the church achieved its present form in 1906.

John Betjeman described the church as "the masterpiece of its late Victorian architect G.F. Bodley" and "great architecture; original, well massed, well sited, well detailed; very English".

Present day

Since 2008, the Church has had received alternative episcopal oversight from the Bishop of Ebbsfleet, as the parish does not accept the ordination of women to the priesthood or episcopate.


The organ in the Church of the Holy Angels, Hoar Cross
The organ case

The organ was originally built by Samuel Green in 1779 for Bangor Cathedral. It was installed in Hoar Cross by Bishop and Son in 1876 and enlarged by Conacher in 1935. As a result of a very generous donation, it underwent extensive repair and finished at the end of 2012. An electronic organ was used temporarily for services. The specification of the pipe organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register at.


  • 1872 Construction started
  • 1876 Services start in April
  • 1891 North side Lady Chapel added
  • 1900 South side All Souls Chapel added
  • 1906 Narthex added
  • 1935 Bells rehung and organ enlarged


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