All Saints' Church, Maidenhead

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All Saints' Church, Maidenhead
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All Saints' Church, Maidenhead
51°31′12″N 00°44′13″W / 51.52000°N 0.73694°W / 51.52000; -0.73694Coordinates: 51°31′12″N 00°44′13″W / 51.52000°N 0.73694°W / 51.52000; -0.73694
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Anglo Catholic
Website www.allsaintsboynehill.org.uk
History
Dedication All Saints
Administration
Parish Maidenhead
Diocese Oxford
Province Canterbury
Clergy
Vicar(s) Revd Jeremy Harris

All Saints' Church at Boyne Hill is a Grade I listed Church of England parish church in Maidenhead in the English county of Berkshire.

Background

The church is one of the finest examples of the early work of the architect G. E. Street and was completed in 1857. The site is also regarded[who?] as the premier architectural site in Maidenhead. The unique complex consists of the church surrounded on the south side by the Old Vicarage, former school and two clergy houses. On the south western boundary is an almshouse.

Sgt Major Grace McDougall was said to be the first bride to marry whilst wearing khaki at her wedding here on 22 January 1915.[1]

The font cover was donated by the family of William Bissley who was killed at the Somme 1916. The cover was made by B. Fellowes-Prynne, Messrs. Hartson and Peard.[2]

The church was founded in the Anglo-Catholic tradition of the Church of England and remains within that tradition today.[3]

Organ

The church contains a pipe organ by J. W. Walker & Sons Ltd dating from 1879. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.

Importance for art history

In 2007, architectural historian James Stevens Curl mentioned All Saints' Church among five worthwhile buildings where "it is still possible to experience something of the Victorian mastery of colour, detail, and architectural grandeur", along with the palace of Westminster, Westminster Cathedral, All Saints' Church on Margaret Street and the church of Christ the Consoler at Skelton-on-Ure.[4]

References

  1. ^ Terry, Roy. "McDougall, Grace Alexandra (1887–1963)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/59610. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. ^ "W. H. Bissley". Imperial War Museums. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  3. ^ "All Saints Maidenhead, Boyne Hill - About us". A Church Near You. The Archbishops’ Council. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  4. ^ James Stevens Curl, Victorian Architecture: Diversity & Invention, Reading, Spire Books, 2007, p. 560-561.


External links

  • Official website
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