Denton, St Margaret

Denton, St Margaret

Denton, St Margaret

At first glance the church at Denton might look medieval but in fact all of it apart from the 13th century tower was rebuilt in 1827/ 28 by Charles Squirhill. He created a rather plain preaching box inside with a gallery. This rather dull space was transformed in the latter part of the 20th century when the local artist Henry Bird (1909 - 2000) created a series of splendid, if rather unlikely wall decorations. In effect he created a series of tableaux taking as his subjects, amongst others, The Garden of Gethsemane, Moses and the Burning Bush, the Flight into Egypt etc. These are interspersed with large single figures which include St Margaret herself as well as St Dorothea and St Werberg. These transform the building as they are life size and surrounded by gothic stencil work. Bird was a well respected theatrical ...

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Contact & Opening Times

St Margaret
Bedford Road

Opening Times


The church is open during daylight hours


Contact Details

Rev Paula York 01604 891885 or email

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