kids encyclopedia robot

St Matthew's Church, Saltney facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
St Matthew's Church, Saltney
St Matthew's Church, Saltney.jpeg
St Matthew's Church, Saltney, in 2006, following closure
53°10′51.63″N 2°56′44.81″W / 53.1810083°N 2.9457806°W / 53.1810083; -2.9457806Coordinates: 53°10′51.63″N 2°56′44.81″W / 53.1810083°N 2.9457806°W / 53.1810083; -2.9457806
Location Flint Road, Saltney, Flintshire
Country Wales
Denomination Church in Wales
History
Dedication St Matthew
Architecture
Architect(s) John Douglas
Architectural type Church
Groundbreaking 1910
Completed 1911
Closed 4 June 2000
Demolished December 2008 (destroyed by fire)
Specifications
Materials Brick
Administration
Parish Lache cum Saltney
Deanery Chester
Archdeaconry Chester
Diocese Chester
Province York

St Matthew's Church, Saltney, was in Flint Road, Saltney, Flintshire, Wales .

The church was opened in 1911 as a mission church to the parish church of St Mark, Saltney. St Mark's Church is an Anglican church in the parish of Lache cum Saltney, the deanery of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester and the diocese of Chester.

St Matthew's was designed by the Chester architect John Douglas and built in brick with lancet windows. It was intended to have a longer nave and a tower at the northwest, but these were never completed. Its plan consisted of a broad nave and a chancel with a south aisle. In the series The Buildings of Wales, Edward Hubbard expressed the opinion that the church was "not impressive externally" although "the interior is more rewarding".

After the church became redundant, it was closed on 4 June 2000. The building was destroyed by fire in December 2008.

kids search engine
St Matthew's Church, Saltney Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.