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St Elphin's Church, Warrington

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#4 of 8 in Historic Sites in Warrington
St Elphin's Church is the parish church of the town of Warrington, Cheshire, England. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building. It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Liverpool, the archdeaconry of Warrington and the deanery of Warrington.
A place of worship has been present on the site since about 650, and the presence of a priest in Warrington was recorded in the Domesday Book. According to tradition the first church was built by Saint Oswald for his companion Elphin, who remained as the first priest there until his death in 679. The earliest fabric in the present church is in the chancel and the crypt, which survive from the church built in 1354 by Sir William Boteler. The church was badly damaged by the Parliamentary forces in the Civil War. Following this the tower was rebuilt in 1696 and the nave in 1770. The south aisle was added in the early 19th century. Most of the fabric of the present church is the result of an extensive restoration between 1859 and 1867 by Frederick and Horace Francis. It was during this restoration that the spire was added. The bells were recast in 1698 and again in 1884. In 1950 they were recast again and the clock was replaced.
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  • After all these years, St Elphins still stands and the clock still chimes the quarter hours which I remember from my childhood, austere interior but still beautiful  more »
  • this is such a lovely church , i have had the honor of playing my bagpipes here for a few weddings and funerals , but i have always been made very welcome indeed , it makes such a difference when...  more »
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  • Vicar brilliant. Included all children. Service good. Beautiful christening.
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