St Mary's Uttoxeter

St. Mary the Virgin's Church, Uttoxeter, commonly called simply St Mary's, is the Church of England parish church of the town of Uttoxeter. It has a 14th-century tower and spire, the nave was rebuilt in 1828 and the chancel in 1877. It is a Grade II* listed building.

This is one of two Anglican churches in the parish; the other, also St Mary's, is commonly called "The Heath Church" to avoid confusion.

History

The church was built in the 14th century. By 1828 it was deemed too small so the nave was rebuilt to designs by the architect James Trubshaw. In 1877 the present chancel was built. The chancel was designed by the architect Frederick Josias Robinson of Derby and the contract was Mr. Fryer, also of Derby. The chancel was lengthened by 14 feet (4.3 m) and on the south side over the vestry, a gallery was constructed for the organ, which had formerly been in the west gallery of the church. The east window was preserved and re-erected in the new chancel, along with its original stained glass. The church re-opened on 29 April 1877.

Administration

St Mary's is the main church in the Deanery of Uttoxeter. It is part of the Uttoxeter Area of parishes along with

Christ Church, Upper Tean

St Lawrence's Church, Bramshall

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Checkley

St Mary the Virgin's Church, Gratwich

St John the Baptist's Church, Kingstone

All Saints' Church, Leigh

St Peter's Church, Marchington

St John's Church, Marchington Woodlands

St Michael and All Angels' Church, Stramshall

Heath Mission Church, Uttoxeter

Organ

The pipe organ was built by William Hill and Son. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register

Bells

The church tower contains a ring of 8 bells. Of these, 6 date from 1729 and were cast by Abraham Rudhall. The treble and tenor were cast in 1874 by John Warner & Sons.

Trustees Annual Report 2017 presented at the Annual Meeting 18/04/2018

Trustees Annual Report 2017