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Coordinates: 53°08′37″N 01°11′35″W / 53.14361°N 1.19306°W / 53.14361; -1.19306

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St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Mansfield
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Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Broad Church
Website www.stpeters-mansfield.org.uk
History
Dedication St. Peter and St. Paul
Administration
Parish Mansfield
Diocese Southwell and Nottingham
Province York
Clergy
Vicar(s) Revd David Fudger
Laity
Organist/Director of music John Marriott

St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Mansfield is a parish church in the Church of England located in the town centre of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

The church is Grade I listed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as a building of outstanding architectural or historic interest.

In the churchyard, the war memorial and railings five metres south of the church are Grade II listed for special architectural or historic interest.

War Memorial 5 Metres South Of Church Of St Peter And St Paul
War Memorial to the south

The Boundary Wall and Gates to the Churchyard are also Grade II listed.

Boundary Wall And Gates To Churchyard Of St Peter And St Paul, Mansfield
Boundary Wall and Gates

History

The original church dates from the early 12th century. Chantry chapels and the clerestory were added in the 15th or 16th centuries, and the spire dates from 1699.

In 2013, the church held a 900-year celebration, claiming to have evidence that the original tower was completed by December, 1113.

Bells

There are eight bells in the tower dating from 1603. The bells were cast in 1948.

Organ

The 3-manual church organ was acquired in 1970 from Clare College, Cambridge It was substantially altered and enlarged by Noel Mander of London before installation in the south chapel in 1971. There was further work and restoration done, and the organ was re-consecrated at the end of 2000.

Organists

  • Maria Lister 1795–1801
  • Joseph Webster ca. 1829
  • Miss Cursham ca. 1869
  • William Blakely 1883–1891
  • Arthur Howard Bonser 1889–1902
  • Miss M Coleman 1904–1911
  • Dr George P Allen 1911–1957 (formerly organist of St. Peter's Church, Stapenhill, Burton upon Trent)
  • C K Turner 1957–1959
  • Malcolm Cousins 1959–1993
  • David Sheeran Butterworth 1993–1995
  • John Gull 1996
  • David Cowlishaw 1997
  • John P Rose 1998–2007
  • Paul Hayward 2007-8
  • John Marriott 2009-

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