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St. Matthias' Church, Nottingham
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Country United Kingdom
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Anglo Catholic
Dedication St. Matthias
Heritage designation Grade II listed building
Architect(s) Thomas Chambers Hine and Robert Evans
Style Gothic Revival
Groundbreaking 1867
Completed 1868
Construction cost £3,000
Closed 2003
Parish Nottingham
Diocese Diocese of Southwell
Province York

St. Matthias' Church, Nottingham, was a Church of England church in Sneinton, Nottingham, between 1868 and 2003.

It is a Grade II listed building.

Anglican Church

It was designed by Thomas Chambers Hine and Robert Evans. It was consecrated as a chapel of ease in the parish of St. Stephen's Church, Sneinton by The Rt. Revd. John Jackson the Bishop of Lincoln on 6 May 1868. It was built for the sum of £3,000. (equivalent to £193,020 in 2021), .

The chancel was damaged by enemy action during the Second World War.

Anglican incumbents

  • 1869-1882 Frederick Armine Wodehouse
  • 1882-1890 Arthur Powys Woodhouse
  • 1890-1892 George Perry-Gore
  • 1892-1900 William Henry Castell Malton
  • 1900-1903 William Walker
  • 1903-1904 Anonymous
  • 1904-1912 Ralph Mowbray Howard
  • 1912-1931 John Henry Tomlinson
  • 1931-1954 Frederick Llewellyn Forsaith Rees
  • 1955-1990 Kenneth Leigh Bennett
  • 1990-1993 William Albert Porter
  • 1994-2002 Rodney Frederic Brittain Smith
  • 2003- Malcolm Crook


The three manual organ was by E. Wragg & Son dating from 1912. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.


  • E. Stevenson ???? - 1883

Coptic Orthodox Church

In 2006 the building was sold to the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Midlands and is now St Mary and St George's Coptic Orthodox Church.

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