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History of Christ Church
A Powerful Composition by Peter Fleming
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Development and Growth
The plans below illustrate the development and growth of Christ Church
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Christ Church 1861
Christ Church two years after completion and dedication with the addition of a south transept, the organ and vestry moved to the north choir
Christ Church 1874
North transept has been added with new clergy and choir vestries. New organ also installed.
Christ Church 1881
The nave is extended by one bay with a west door and porch added, also a new west window and a heating chamber and boiler added under the south-west aisle. Note, the font was moved from the cross aisle to just inside the main entrance in the north porch.
Christ Church 1913
New high altar, ornate reredos, canopy and marble sanctuary steps added.
Christ Church 1977
As a result of the Truman legacy the south transept was converted to a study/meeting room, pews were removed to allow for the creation of a nave altar. Pews were also taken out of the south-west aisle, a glass porch was constructed inside of the south door and the interior was extensively redecorated.
Christ Church 1999
Pews were removed from the north-west aisle and the rear bay of the nave. A kitchen was created in the north porch.
Christ Church 2009
Pews were removed at the front of the south aisle, next to the Truman Room to create a prayer space.
Christ Church 1954
New organ installed, extensive redecoration, also the church hall was built in the 1930s.
Christ Church 1859
The plan/internal layout upon completion of the building and consecration on Monday 5th August 1859.
Christ Church Development 2016 ~ Church Hall & Vicarage
Planning approval has been granted and the development is due to start summer 2016: this will involve the demolition of the old hall (built mid-1930s) with the erection of a new hall, linked to the church, and a new vicarage.