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St Matthew’s Church, Wolverhampton
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Parish||St Matthew Wolverhampton|
|Diocese||Diocese of Lichfield|
The first church was built situated in Lower Horseley Fields, at its junction with Lower Walsall Street in 1849 to the designs of architect Edward Banks. It was built by John Cockerill of Wolverhampton and comprised a clerestoried nave with aisles, and a chancel. There was a bell turret on the west gable, and north and south porches in the westernmost bay but one, and a sacristy projecting at right angles from the church. The cost of the building was £3,300 with an additional £1,200 for the land. It was consecrated by the Bishop of Lichfield on 20 November 1849.
It was demolished in 1964 and the new church was designed by Peter Brownhill and built in East Park Way. It opened in 1969.
The first church had a pipe organ by Nicholson and Lord. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.
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