Wednesbury All Saints, Moxley
"Moxley Church, All Saints, was built in 1851, for a new ecclesiastical parish, comprising the mining village and neighbourhood of Moxley, The church is in the Early English style, including a tower and spire.
The perpetual curacy is in the alternate patronage of the Crown and Bishop, and incumbency of the Rev Patrick Wilson, MA."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]
Moxley ecclesiastical parish was formed on 8th July 1845, from outlying portions of Wednesbury, Bilston and Darlaston parishes. Services were initially held in a school room, before the church was built in 1850-1 and consecrated on 27th June 1851. The church, inside the old Wednesbury boundary in Church Street, Moxley, is a building of stone in a modern imitation of the Lancet style, consisting of chancel and nave, and a northern tower with pinnacles and octagonal spire containing a clock and one bell.
The spire and the upper part of the tower were added in 1887 by Thomas and Charles Wells of Eaton Mascott Hall, Shropshire, in memory of their father, Thomas senior. A stone high alter was erected in 1926 by Mrs Brookes as a memorial to her son Harry.
The living is a perpetual curacy, in the gift of The Crown.
Church of England Registers
The register of the church of All Saints, Moxley commences in 1838. The original registers for the period 1838-1908 (Bapts), 1851-1904 (Mar) & 1851-1903 (Bur) are deposited at Staffordshire Record Office.
Nonconformist Church Registers
Records of Nonconformist churches in Wednesbury can be found on the Wednesbury page.
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