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St John the Evangelist's Church, Byley
|OS grid reference||SJ 722 693|
|Website||St John, Byley|
|Dedication||John the Evangelist|
|Heritage designation||Grade II|
|Designated||2 January 1986|
|Materials||Brick and stone
Roof of tiles
|Rector||Revd Simon Mark Drew|
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 ugly" 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 2018),2018 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.
The churchyard contains the war graves of 18 Commonwealth service personnel of World War II.
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