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St John the Evangelist's Church, Byley
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St John the Evangelist's Church, Byley
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OS grid reference SJ 722 693
Location Byley, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St John, Byley
Status Parish church
Dedication John the Evangelist
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 2 January 1986
Architect(s) J. Matthews
Architectural type Church
Construction cost £1,000
Materials Brick and stone
Roof of tiles
Parish Byley
Deanery Middlewich
Archdeaconry Chester
Diocese Chester
Province York

St John the Evangelist's Church is in the small village of Byley, Cheshire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building. It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester and the deanery of Middlewich. Its benefice is combined with that of St Michael and All Angels, Middlewich. The architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner regarded it as being "really very beautiful" with a "minimum of motifs, but a maximum of materials".


The church was built as a Commissioners' Church in 1847 to a design by J. Matthews. It cost £1,000 (equivalent to £60,000 in 2021), the Church Building Commission giving a grant of £75 towards this.


The church is built in brick and stone with a roof of tiles. Its plan consists of a four-bay nave, a three-bay chancel which is narrower and less lofty than the nave, a north porch and a southeast tower. The tower has a stone parapet and a steep pyramidal roof. On the west end gable is a bellcote. The organ was built in 1860 by the Imperial Pipe Organ Company.

External features

The churchyard contains the war graves of 18 Commonwealth service personnel of World War II.

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