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St John the Evangelist's Church, Sandbach Heath
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St John the Evangelist's Church, Sandbach Heath,
from the south
Coordinates: 53°09′03″N 2°20′15″W / 53.1507°N 2.3374°W / 53.1507; -2.3374
OS grid reference SJ 775 616
Location Sandbach Heath, Sandbach, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St John the Evangelist, Sandbach Heath
History
Status Parish church
Dedication Saint John the Evangelist
Architecture
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 3 June 1976
Architect(s) George Gilbert Scott
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Completed 1861
Specifications
Materials Stone, slate roofs
Administration
Parish St John the Evangelist,
Sandbach Heath
Deanery Congleton
Archdeaconry Macclesfield
Diocese Chester
Province York
Clergy
Vicar(s) Vacant

St John the Evangelist's Church is in Sandbach Heath, about 1 mile (1.6 km) northeast of Sandbach, Cheshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Congleton, the archdeaconry of Macclesfield, and the diocese of Chester. Its benefice is united with those of Christ Church, Wheelock, and St Philip, Hassall Green. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.

History

St John's was built in 1861 and designed by George Gilbert Scott following a bequest of £5,000 (equivalent to £340,000 in 2018).2018

Architecture

The church is constructed in yellow stone from Mow Cop with red sandstone dressings, and has Westmorland slate roofs. Its plan is cruciform, consisting of a nave, north and south transepts, a chancel, and a central tower with a spire. The windows contain plate tracery. The interior walls are faced with ashlar, and the capitals are richly carved with foliage. The woodwork in the chancel, including the reredos, was carved by Jessie H. Kennerley. The windows at the east and west ends contain stained glass by Clayton and Bell dating from about 1863. The two-manual pipe organ was built in 1864 by W. Sweetland of Bath.

External features

The churchyard contains the war grave of a Cheshire Regiment soldier of World War I.

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