St John's Historic Church, Lancaster

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St Thomas' Church is in Marton Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Lancaster, the archdeaconry of Lancaster and the diocese of Blackburn. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.
St Thomas' was built between 1840 and 1841 to a design by the local architect Edmund Sharpe. One of the subscribers to the church was Queen Victoria who, as Duchess of Lancaster, contributed £150. The land was given by George Marton of Capernwray Hall, and Elizabeth Salisbury made an endowment of £1,100. As originally planned, the church was intended to seat 1,100 people. The foundation stone was laid on 3 March 1840, the church opened for worship on 14 April 1841, and it was consecrated on 14 June by Rt Revd John Bird Sumner, Bishop of Chester. In 1852–53 Sharpe's successor, E. G. Paley added the northeast steeple and the chancel in a similar architectural style. Plan to visit St John's Historic Church during your Lancaster vacation using our convenient Lancaster sightseeing planning site.
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  • My twin brother Stephen and I were walking around this part of town when we passed this beautiful looking church. Constructed between 1754 - 1755 by architect Henry Sephton ,a fantastic Grade II... 
    My twin brother Stephen and I were walking around this part of town when we passed this beautiful looking church. Constructed between 1754 - 1755 by architect Henry Sephton ,a fantastic Grade II...  more »
  • A lovely church, looked a little neglected, but still steeped in history and architecture, well worth a visit. 
    A lovely church, looked a little neglected, but still steeped in history and architecture, well worth a visit.  more »
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  • Wonderful welcoming church. Enjoyed all parts of the service
  • First church i visited in Lancaster, great service and lovely people

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