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St John the Evangelist's Church, Sandbach Heath,
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|OS grid reference||SJ 775 616|
|Location||Sandbach Heath, Sandbach, Cheshire|
|Website||St John the Evangelist, Sandbach Heath|
|Dedication||Saint John the Evangelist|
|Heritage designation||Grade II|
|Designated||3 June 1976|
|Architect(s)||George Gilbert Scott|
|Materials||Stone, slate roofs|
|Parish||St John the Evangelist,
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.
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
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.
The churchyard contains the war grave of a Cheshire Regiment soldier of World War I.
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