St Wilfrid, (Bognor)

Denomination:

Anglican.

Internet:

Church website.

A Church Near You (Church of England site for this church).

Address:

Victoria Road/Ellasdale Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 2SG.

Grid reference: 492805, 98950, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

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Building information:

Built: 1908.

Architect: H G Fellowes-Prynne.

Style: Perpendicular of stone. Interior polychrome red and yellow brick. Apsidal Lady Chapel, Organ Loft and gallery. Only two bays of nave completed.

Current use: Worship.

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Notes:

1905 - There was a large assembly of church people at the Assembly Rooms, Bognor, in connection with the proposal to establish a building fund for a permanent "St Wilfrid's" Church at West Bognor in the place of the present small iron structure. Mr G. H. Fellowes Prynne, F.R.I.B.A., the eminent church architect, explained the plans he had prepared for the proposed new church.
'From our Files' - 75 years ago - Bognor Regis Observer 14/11/80
1908 - On Wednesday, July 22, in brilliant weather in Bognor, a very large crowd assembled at the corner of Ellasdale Road and Victoria Drive around the site of the new church of St Wilfrid's to witness the service and ceremony of stone laying. Adjoining the site is the galvanized iron structure which has served the need of the church for several years.
'From our Files' - 75 years ago - Bognor Regis Observer 28/ 7/ 83
1910 - Despite the obviously inconvenient hour, the seating accommodation of the new church of St. Wilfrid's, West Bognor, was fully taxed at 11 a.m. for the dedication service.
'From our Files' - 75 years ago - Bognor Regis Observer 2/ 5/ 85
Still waiting for the tower and other work to be completed, Bishop Bell consecrated St Wilfrid's church in 1955. The bishop told the congregation that if the church waited for completion before consecrating the church, then one or two centuries might elapse!

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