St Ethelwold's Church, Shotton

St Ethelwold's Church, Shotton, is in the town of Shotton, Flintshire, Wales. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Hawarden, the archdeaconry of Wrexham, and the diocese of St Asaph[1] It is designated by Cadw as a Grade II listed building.[2]

St Ethelwold's Church, Shotton
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St Ethelwold's Church, Shotton, Flintshire, Wales.
Coordinates: 53°12′35″N 3°02′05″W / 53.2096°N 3.0346°W / 53.2096; -3.0346
OS grid referenceSJ 309 685
LocationShotton, Flintshire
StatusParish church
Founder(s)W. E. Gladstone
DedicationSt Ethelwold
Functional statusActive
Heritage designationGrade II
Designated18 December 1991
Architect(s)Douglas and Minshull
Architectural typeChurch
StyleGothic Revival
MaterialsAshlar sandstone
DioceseSt Asaph
Vicar(s)Fr Steven Green


The church building was paid for partly by W. E. Gladstone but construction was not started until after his death; money was collected largely by his son Rev. Stephen Gladstone.[3] It was built between 1898 and 1902 to a design by Douglas and Minshull of Chester in Gothic Revival style.[4] It was intended that the church should have a tower and a spire, but these architectural features were not included at the time.[5] The lower stage of a tower was added in 1924.[4]

The church was dedicated by A. G. Edwards, Bishop of St Asaph, on 8 August 1902.[3]


The church is built in sandstone ashlar both externally and internally. It has a clerestory and a chancel with an apse, the chancel being higher than the nave. At the west end are three small lancet windows with stained glass by Edward Reginald Frampton.[4]

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  1. ^ Hawarden, Church in Wales, retrieved 31 October 2013
  2. ^ Cadw, "Church of St Ethelwold  (Grade II) (60)", National Historic Assets of Wales, retrieved 2 April 2019
  3. ^ a b "Ecclesiastical intelligence". The Times (36842). London. 9 August 1902. p. 11.
  4. ^ a b c Hubbard, Edward (1986), Clwyd, The Buildings of Wales, London: Penguin, p. 420, ISBN 0-14-071052-3
  5. ^ Hubbard, Edward (1991). The Work of John Douglas. London: The Victorian Society. p. 200. ISBN 0-901657-16-6.