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St Matthew's Church, also known as the Glass Church, is an Anglican church in Millbrook, in the parish of Saint Lawrence, Jersey in the Channel Islands. Built in 1840, the church is known for its glass-work by René Lalique added later.

St Matthew's, Millbrook
St Matthew's Church, Millbrook - interior.JPG
Church interior featuring glass by René Lalique
St Matthew's Church, Jersey is located in Channel Islands
St Matthew's Church, Jersey
Location in Jersey
Coordinates: 49°11′54″N 2°08′33″W / 49.198275°N 2.142395°W / 49.198275; -2.142395
LocationMillbrook, Jersey
DenominationAnglican
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Completed1840
Administration
ArchdeaconryBournemouth
DioceseWinchester
Exterior of the Glass Church

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HistoryEdit

 
Lalique glass altarpiece

St Matthew's was built in 1840 as a chapel of ease.[1] In 1934, Florence Boot, Lady Trent, the widow of Jesse Boot of Boots the Chemists, commissioned an extensive renovation of the church by architect A. B. Grayson and French glass designer René Lalique.[1] According to BBC News, the church is noted as "the only remaining and complete example of ... Lalique's heavy, clouded glass."[2]

Assessment and administrationEdit

On 26 September 2008, St Matthew's was listed as a Site of Special Interest by Jersey Heritage for its architectural, historical and artistic special interest.[1] In 2010 the church received £125,000 worth of funding for restoration.[2]

St Matthew's is an active Church of England church in the Diocese of Winchester which is part of the Province of Canterbury. The church is part of the Archdeaconry of Bournemouth and the Deanery of Jersey. As of 2010, the church's vicar is the Reverend Philip James Warren.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "List as Site of Special Interest: St. Matthew's Church, St. Lawrence", Official website, States of Jersey, retrieved 19 September 2011
  2. ^ a b "Funds for Jersey's Glass Church Restoration Project", BBC News, BBC, 27 August 2010, retrieved 19 September 2011
  3. ^ "St Matthew, Jersey", A Church Near You, Archbishops' Council, 2010, retrieved 19 September 2011

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