St. Cyprian's Church, Sneinton
St Cyprian's Church, Sneinton is a parish church in the Church of England
Church of England
The Church of England is the officially established Christian church in England and the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The church considers itself within the tradition of Western Christianity and dates its formal establishment principally to the mission to England by St...

 in Sneinton
Sneinton is a south-eastern suburb of Nottingham, England. The area is bounded by Carlton to the north, Colwick to the south, Meadow Lane to the southwest and Bakersfield to the east.-Description:...

, Nottingham
Nottingham is a city and unitary authority in the East Midlands of England. It is located in the ceremonial county of Nottinghamshire and represents one of eight members of the English Core Cities Group...



The church was built in 1935 by the architect C.E. Howitt. Construction work started in 1934 and the building was consecrated by Henry Mosley
Henry Mosley (bishop)
Henry Mosley was the 5th Anglican Bishop of Stepney from 1919 until 1928 when he was appointed Bishop of Southwell.-Education:He was born in 1868 and educated at Keble College, Oxford before embarking on an ecclesiastical career with a Curacy at Bethnal Green.-Career:Further inner city posts...

, the Bishop of Southwell on 15 May 1935. The estimated cost was £8,500 (£ as of ),, most of which came from the Diocese of Southwell from the sale of the site of the former St. Paul's Church, George Street, Nottingham
St. Paul's Church, George Street, Nottingham
St. Paul’s Church, George Street, was a Church of England church built as a Chapel of Ease to St. Mary's Church, Nottingham. It was opened in 1822 and closed in 1924.-Background:...


The church is Anglo-Catholic and has passed Resolutions A B and C of the Act of Synod and is under the Episcopal care of the Bishop of Beverley
Bishop of Beverley
The Bishop of Beverley is a Church of England suffragan bishop. The title takes its name after the town of Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England....


Medieval font

The font is the oldest item in the church. It is believed to be 13th or 14th Century and was found in a field between Gedling and Shelford. At the time of its discovery it was in use as a horse trough; the damage on the rim of the font is attributed to contact with the horses’ tack.

The font’s original location is thought to have been Saxondale chapel, which was part of Shelford Priory
Shelford Priory
Shelford Priory, a house of Augustinian Canons, was founded by Ralph Haunselyn around 1160-80 in Nottinghamshire. Later it became Shelford Manor.-The Priory:Haunselyn dedicated it to the Virgin Mary...

. The chapel was demolished in the 15th Century.

When found it found a home in St Michael and All Angels, Foxhall Road (no longer standing). From there it was moved to St Cyprian’s old church, and finally to the new building.

List of incumbents

  • Revd V.T. Macy 1913-1920
  • Revd Silk -
  • Revd C.S. Neale 1920-1927
  • Revd F.W. Killer 1927-1938
  • Revd T. I. V. Evans 1938-1961
  • Revd E. Weil 1961-1968
  • Revd G. France 1968- 1988
  • Revd William J. Gull 1990-1999
  • Revd K. Ball 2001-2005
  • Revd Andrew Waude 2007 -


The organ was built by E. Wragg & Son
E. Wragg & Son
E. Wragg & Son was a pipe organ builder based in Nottingham who flourished between 1894 and 1969.-Background:Ernest Wragg of Carlton trained with Charles Lloyd in Nottingham and set up as an organ builder himself in 1894 on Carlton Road, Thorneywood, Later the company changed its name when his...

 and installed in 1935. It incorporated pipework from the organ in St. James' Church, Standard Hill
St. James' Church, Standard Hill
-History:In 1807 an Act of Parliament sanctioned the erection of a new church, It was opposed by the three clergy of the existing parishes of Nottingham, but the land was acquired in the extra-parochial district of Standard Hill, over which none of the existing clergy had jurisdiction.Despite the...

. The specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.

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