- St. John the Baptist Church, Beeston
name = St. John the Baptist
caption = St. John the Baptist, Beeston
Church of England
diocese = Southwell and Nottingham
Province of York
vicar = Father Wayne Plimmer
curate = Revd. Claire Towns
website = [http://www.beestonparishchurch.co.uk/ www.beestonparishchurch.co.uk]
St. John the Baptist Church is an Anglican church in
Beeston, Nottinghamshire, England.
The church is
Grade II listedby the Department for Culture, Media & Sportas it is a building of special architectural or historic interest.
The church is medieval and the chancel remains, but the remainder was heavily restored and rebuilt in 1842 by
George Gilbert Scottand William Bonython Moffatt. It was enlarged in 1876 by C. H. Thornton.
An £860,000 re-ordering and renovation in 2007 moved the main entrance to the west end, and cleaned the interior, with new heating, seating and a new organ.
The font dates from the reign of King Henry III.
The first known organ was installed in 1853 by Kirkland and Jardine of Manchester. It cost £300, raised by subscription and was installed on a gallery. Some extra stops were added in 1856 and in 1876 it was further enlarged and improved and moved to chancel following demolition of gallery. In 1903 and 1909 it was renovated by Charles Lloyd of Nottingham and underwent further renovation in 1946. It was removed and replaced with an electronic organ in 1983.
List of organists
*Horace Vernon Kington, F.R.C.O., L.R.A.M. ???? - 1912 - 1921 - ????
The Buildings of England, Nottinghamshire, Nikolaus Pevsner.
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