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St. Philip's Church, Nottingham
Coordinates: 52°57′04″N 1°8′12″W / 52.95111°N 1.13667°W / 52.95111; -1.13667
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Broad Church
History
Dedication St. Philip
Architecture
Architect(s) Richard Charles Sutton
Completed 1879
Construction cost £7,750
Demolished 1963
Specifications
Capacity 616
Administration
Parish Nottingham
Diocese Diocese of Southwell
Province York

St. Philip's Church, Nottingham was a Church of England church in Nottingham on Pennyfoot Street between 1879 and 1963.

History

St. Philip's Church was created out of the parish of St. Luke's Church, Nottingham. It was designed by Richard Charles Sutton as a memorial to Thomas Adams, the Lace Manufacturer.

In May 1876 the promoters of the church made an application to the Incorporated Church Building Society for a contribution to the construction costs. It was built in the 14th Century Gothic style, with 616 seats and the cost of building was £7,750 (equivalent to £522,280 in 2018),2018. The church comprised a nave with side aisles, organ chamber, vestry and semi-circular chancel. It was lit by triplicated lights in the clerestory, and coupled lancet lights in the aisles. the caps on the piers were carved and traceried lancet lights inserted at the end of the chancel. The pavement in the chancel was laid with encaustic tiles. The roofs were open-timbered and stained. It was built of Mansfield stone with a wrought dressing. The builder was Charles Lowe and the plumber was Mr. Hardisty. The church was consecrated on 18 November 1879 by the Bishop of Lincoln, Rt. Revd Christopher Wordsworth.

In 1924, St. Luke's and St. Philip's became a united benefice. St. Luke's was demolished but St. Philip's survived until 1963, when it too was demolished. The congregation moved to St. Christopher's Church, Sneinton.

Organists

  • J. Gordon Wood 1913 – 1922
  • Hugh Wayman until 1963

Closure

The church was demolished in 1963.

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