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St Barbara's Church, Earlsdon
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52°23′50″N 1°32′20″W / 52.3971°N 1.5389°W / 52.3971; -1.5389Coordinates: 52°23′50″N 1°32′20″W / 52.3971°N 1.5389°W / 52.3971; -1.5389
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website https://stbarbaras.com/
History
Status Active
Founder(s) Sir Alfred Herbert
Consecrated 26 Sep 1931
Architecture
Architect(s) Henry Paley
Years built 1930-1931
Construction cost £17,644
Administration
Parish St Barbara's, Earlsdon
Deanery Coventry, South
Archdeaconry Coventry
Diocese Coventry

St Barbara's Church is in Earlsdon, a suburb of Coventry, West Midlands, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Coventry, South, the archdeaconry of Coventry, and the diocese of Coventry. The church was built in 1930–31 to replace a smaller church nearby. It was designed by Henry Paley of the Lancaster architects Austin and Paley, with a local man, Herbert Jackson, acting as clerk of works and consulting architect.

The foundation stone was laid on 28 September 1930 by Sir Alfred Herbert, a local industrialist, and the church was consecrated on 26 September 1931. Due to a lack of finance, the church was never completed, the missing parts being the western 2½ bays, two porches, a baptistry and a bell turret. The total cost of the church was £17,644 (equivalent to £860,000 in 2018),2018 of which £975 was donated by Sir Alfred to build the Lady Chapel as a memorial to his late wife.

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