St John

St John’s Church, Threapwood, is located in the village of Threapwood, Cheshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester, and the deanery of Malpas. Its benefice is combined with that of St Oswald, Malpas. The church is designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building. The authors of the Buildings of England series state that it is entirely Georgian in style.  The church was built in 1815 as an extra-parochial chapel. The parish of St John’s was established in 1817.


St John’s is a rectangular church in Georgian style. It is constructed in brick, and has a slate roof. At the west end is an open octagonal cupola. There are pedimented doorways at the west end and in the middle of the south side.

Inside the church are galleries on three sides, with the north and south galleries curving round to the west gallery. They are carried on iron columns with an iron parapet. The two chandeliers are in brass and are dated 1817. The altar rails are in iron, and are on three sides of the altar. On the two sides of the altar are box pews with brass name plates for the patrons, the Broughton and Kenyon families. The panelled timber reredos is in three parts, bearing the Lord’s Prayer and the creed to the left and the right and an extract from Exodus in a divided central panel.

External features

The gatepiers, gates, wall, piers and railings to the church are listed at Grade II. The churchyard contains the war grave of a South Wales Borderers soldier of World War I.

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Holy Communion

Every First, Third Sunday at
St John
Threapwood Malpas, SY14 7PD, GB

Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer

St Oswald's Church Choir sung Eucharist at Chester Cathedral



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