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St John the Evangelist's Church, Yealand Conyers

St John the Evangelist's Church, Yealand Conyers
St John's Church from the south
St John the Evangelist's Church, Yealand Conyers is located in the City of Lancaster district
St John the Evangelist's Church, Yealand Conyers
Location in the City of Lancaster district
OS grid reference
Location Church Lane, Yealand Conyers, Lancashire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St John, Yealand
Founded 1838
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 2 May 1968
Architect(s) George Webster (attrib.)
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Groundbreaking 1838
Completed 1882
Materials Limestone and sandstone,
slate roof
Parish St. John Yealand Conyers
Deanery Tunstall
Archdeaconry Lancaster
Diocese Blackburn
Province York
Vicar(s) Revd Damian Michael Porter
Churchwarden(s) Sally-Ann Rothwell,
Ron Ogden

St John the Evangelist's Church is in Church Lane, Yealand Conyers, Lancashire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Blackburn. The church was built in 1838, and extended in 1861 and again in 1882, It is constructed mainly in limestone, and consists of a nave, a north aisle, a chancel and a west tower. Inside is a west gallery and stained glass by Shrigley and Hunt. The church holds services on Sundays and Wednesdays. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.


  • History 1
  • Architecture 2
    • Exterior 2.1
    • Interior 2.2
  • Appraisal 3
  • Present day 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6


The church was built in 1838, and its design has been attributed to

  1. ^ a b c Hartwell, Clare;  
  2. ^ The Parish Chapelry of St John, Yealand Conyers, Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerks, retrieved 25 June 2015 
  3. ^ a b  
  4. ^ Lancashire Yealand Conyers, St. John the Evangelist,  
  5. ^ Definition Grade II, Historic England, retrieved 25 June 2015 
  6. ^ St John the Evangelist, Yealand Conyers,  
  7. ^ St John's Church Yealand, The United Benefice of Warton, retrieved 26 June 2015 


See also

The church is an active parish church in the deanery of Tunstall, the archdeaconry of Lancaster, and the diocese of Blackburn. Its benefice is united with those of St Oswald, Warton, and St Mary, Borwick.[6] Services are held on Sundays and Wednesdays.[7]

Present day

St John's Church was designated as a Grade II listed building on 2 May 1968.[3] Grade II is the lowest of the three grades of listing and is applied to buildings "of special interest, warranting every effort to preserve them".[5] In the Buildings of England series, the architectural historians Hartwell and Pevsner describe the church as being "low and homely" but comment that the battlements are "clumsy", and the hood moulds are "lumpy".[1]


[4] Inside the church the


St John's is constructed in limestone rubble with limestone dressings in the main part of the church, and sandstone dressings in the chancel. The tower is pebbledashed and the roof is slated. The plan consists of a five-bay nave, a north aisle, a chancel, and a west tower. In the tower is a west doorway with a pointed head and a hood mould. This is flanked by buttresses, lancet windows with hood moulds, and more buttresses on the corners of the tower. Above the doorway is a window with a pointed head containing Y-tracery, and at the top of the tower is a projecting battlemented parapet. Along the aisle and the south wall of the nave are lancet windows, and the chancel windows are cusped. At the east end are three buttresses, a three-light window containing intersecting tracery, and trefoils.[3]



[2] in the parish of St Oswald, Warton, and became a parish in its own right on 25 September 1870.chapel of ease It was originally a [1]

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