St Winifred's Church, Kingston on Soar facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsChurch of St. Winifred
|Location||Kegworth Road, Kingston on Soar|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Churchmanship||Low Church / Evangelical|
|Heritage designation||Grade I
|Designated||13 Oct 1966|
|Parish||Kingston on Soar|
|Diocese||Southwell and Nottingham|
It is part of an informal grouping of five churches that are known collectively as "The 453 Churches" as they straddle the A453. The other churches in the group are:
- St. Lawrence's Church, Gotham
- St. George's Church, Barton in Fabis
- Holy Trinity Church, Ratcliffe-on-Soar
- All Saints’ Church, Thrumpton
The church is a Grade I Listed building. Major restoration took place in 1900. A plaque inside the church reads The nave, aisle and tower of this church were erected and the chancel and chancel aisle restored A.D.1900 by Henry Lord Belper in memory of his son William Strutt born Feb.8th. 1875, died Oct.5th 1898.
Until 1538 the parish church was Ratcliffe. It had rectors while Norton Priory was patron, then vicars when Burscough became patron. At the time when Kingston became a separate parish, the last priest put forward by Burscough was vicar. The priest appointed in 1543 was under crown patronage.
The church has a two manual pipe organ by Wilkinsons of Kendal. It was originally installed in Holy Trinity Church, Mardale Green and installed here in 1936 when that church was demolished as part of the Haweswater Reservoir construction scheme. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.
The church has six bells, the Tenor bell weighs nine and three quarter hundredweight.
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