St George and St Mary's Church, Church Gresley facts for kids
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St George and St Mary’s Church, Church Gresley
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Dedication||St George and St Mary the Virgin|
|Heritage designation||Grade II* listed|
|Diocese||Diocese of Derby|
|Province||Province of Canterbury|
The church dates from 1100 and incorporates the remains of the nave of a small Augustinian Priory, Gresley Priory.
The church was ruinous and restored in 1786. In 1872 a new chancel was added by Arthur Blomfield and all the seats were turned to face eastwards. In May 1932 the church was closed for 2 years because of the dangerous state of the ceiling. It re-opened in July 1934 after restoration. The church closed once again in 2018 due to falling masonry and structural issues with the roof.
The pipe organ was installed by Forster and Andrews in 1860. It was later modified by S Taylor in 1888, H Cantrill in 1960 and Henry Groves & Son in 2000. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.
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