Milnthorpe – St Thomas’ Church

Location : Milnthorpe
Grid Ref : SD 499815
 

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Photo by Matthew Emmott.

St Thomas’ church was built in 1837 as a Chapel of Ease to St Peter’s Heversham to which Church Street leads. It was designed by George Webster to hold ‘600 hearers’ and named as a tribute to Mrs Thomasin Richardson, who gave £1,000 towards the building costs of £2,200.
 

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Photo by Matthew Emmott.

The chancel and north porch were added in 1883 and the Church Centre, with an upper hall, replaced the gallery area in 1982.
 
There are many stained glass windows, by a variety of artists. The East window, by F. Burrow, dated 1872, is of the Flight into Egypt, Nativity, Ascension, Crucifixion, Road to Calvary, Passion in the Garden, and Jesus’ Baptism.
 

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Photo by Matthew Emmott.

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