Wellingborough, St Mary the Virgin

Wellingborough, St Mary the Virgin

Wellingborough, St Mary The Virgin

A thrilling experience: Sir Ninian Comper’s masterpiece built between 1908 and 1930. It is a free essay in the gothic style fearlessly mixed with classical appropriations. Externally the massive iron stone tower which can be seen for miles around provides the vertical thrust against the horizontal of the long nave / chancel. The latter has little to differentiate the spaces externally but it is punctuated with two very different treatments of smaller towers – one with an open arcade the other a needle sharp spire. Internally the clarity of the structure, filled with light is suborned by fantastical decoration especially in the chancel area, and in the vaulted ceiling with it’s plaster pendants (some gilded and painted blue which was intended throughout) in the Jesus Chapel in the north east corner of the church where you will find a floor plaque ...

Contact & Opening Times

St Mary’s Vicarage
193 Midland Road
Normally locked so in order to avoid disappointment please contact us before making a journey. Email vicar@stmarywellingborough.org.uk or telephone Bryan Howlett on 07917 726751, or Jackie Cartwright on 01933 226197. Keys are usually available at 29 or 30, St Mary's Paddock (adjoining the churchyard), or from the Vicarage, 193 Midland Road, Wellingborough, NN8 1NG.

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