St Oswald's Church, Durham facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSt Oswald's Church, Durham
St Oswald's from Church Street
|Location||Church Street, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3DG|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Previous denomination||Roman Catholic Church|
|Dedication||Oswald of Northumbria|
|Functional status||Parish church|
|Heritage designation||Grade II* listed|
|Designated||6 May 1952|
|Years built||Late 12th century|
|Parish||St. Oswald Durham|
|Archdeaconry||Archdeaconry of Durham|
|Diocese||Diocese of Durham|
|Priest in charge||The Revd Peter Kashouris|
The present church dates from the late 12th century. It is likely built on the site of an earlier church. It was rebuilt in 1834 by Ignatius Bonomi. In 1864, Hodgson Fowler rebuilt the tower and the chancel, and added an organ chamber.
The church has stained glass windows. The west window dates from 1864 to 1866 and was designed by Morris & Co with some panels by Ford Madox Brown. Other windows were designed by Kempe and Co., and by Clayton and Bell.
On 6 May 1952, the church was designated a grade II* listed building.
In 1984, the organ and part of the chancel were destroyed by fire. A new organ was built by Peter Collins to the specifications of the organist David Higgins, and installed in a new gallery at the west end of the church. The organ was restored in 2019.
St Oswald's Church is part of the benefice of Durham St Oswald & Shincliffe St Mary in the Archdeaconry of Durham of the Diocese of Durham.
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