Christ Church

Christ Church was built as an Anglican parish church in 1870, and designed by W&G Audsley.

About this church

The church is in north Italian Romanesque style, and constructed in common brick with polychromatic decoration in red and blue brick and stone, inside and outside the building. There is a tall northwest tower, almost detached, which originally had a pyramidal roof. All the windows are round headed, other than a large round window in the west end. Inside the church, the arcades have round arches and are carried on granite piers with Byzantine capitals.

It closed as an Anglican church in 1975, and then used for storage. In 2002 it reopened for worship. All the fittings have been removed apart from the reredos which consists of an arcade. Remnants of the Audsley stained glass have survived.

The church has close links with local schools and has a new educational edible garden.

Key Features

  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Train station within 250m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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