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St Mary's
The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
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St Mary's from the south east
Coordinates: 52°53′55″N 1°51′46″W / 52.898717°N 1.862825°W / 52.898717; -1.862825
OS grid reference SK 093 335
Location Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
Country England
Denomination Church of England
History
Dedication St Mary the Virgin
Architecture
Heritage designation Grade II* listed
Administration
Parish Uttoxeter
Deanery Uttoxeter
Archdeaconry Stoke On Trent
Diocese Diocese of Lichfield
Province Province of Canterbury
Clergy
Vicar(s) Rev Margaret Sherwin, Rev Chris Brown, Rev Charles Dale, Retired Priest Barbara Crump, Rev Irene Smith, Rev John Lander, Retired Priest Anne Tarpur, Rev Joe Cant
Laity
Churchwarden(s) Johnathon Marvin and Cynthia Whitmore

St Mary the Virgin's Church, Uttoxeter, commonly called simply St Mary's, is the Church of England parish church of the town of Uttoxeter. It has a 14th-century tower and spire, the nave was rebuilt in 1828 and the chancel in 1877. It is a Grade II* listed building.

This is one of two Anglican churches in the parish; the other, also St Mary's, is commonly called "The Heath Mission Church" to avoid confusion.

History

The church was built in the 14th century. By 1828 it was deemed too small so the nave was rebuilt to designs by the architect James Trubshaw. In 1877 the present chancel was built. The chancel was designed by the architect Frederick Josias Robinson of Derby and the contract was Mr. Fryer, also of Derby. The chancel was lengthened by 14 feet (4.3 m) and on the south side over the vestry, a gallery was constructed for the organ, which had formerly been in the west gallery of the church. The east window was preserved and re-erected in the new chancel, along with its original stained glass. The church re-opened on 29 April 1877.

Administration

St Mary's is the main church in the Deanery of Uttoxeter. It is part of the Uttoxeter Area of parishes along with

  • Christ Church, Upper Tean
  • St Lawrence's Church, Bramshall
  • St Mary and All Saints' Church, Checkley
  • St Mary the Virgin's Church, Gratwich
  • St John the Baptist's Church, Kingstone
  • All Saints' Church, Leigh
  • St Peter's Church, Marchington
  • St John's Church, Marchington Woodlands
  • St Michael and All Angels' Church, Stramshall
  • Heath Mission Church, Uttoxeter

Organ

The pipe organ was built by William Hill & Sons. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.

Bells

The church tower contains a ring of 8 bells. Of these, 6 date from 1729 and were cast by Abraham Rudhall. The treble and tenor were cast in 1874 by John Warner & Sons.

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