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St George and St Mary’s Church, Church Gresley
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St George and St Mary’s Church, Church Gresley
Coordinates: 52°45′34.02″N 1°34′0.01″W / 52.7594500°N 1.5666694°W / 52.7594500; -1.5666694
Location Church Gresley
Country England
Denomination Church of England
History
Dedication St George and St Mary the Virgin
Architecture
Heritage designation Grade II* listed
Administration
Parish Church Gresley
Deanery Repton
Archdeaconry Derby
Diocese Diocese of Derby
Province Province of Canterbury

St George and St Mary’s Church, Church Gresley is a Grade II* listed parish church in the Church of England in Church Gresley, Derbyshire.

History

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.

Organ

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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