All Saints Church in the Parish of Low Worsall

Services each Month 

  • 1st Sunday   11.00 Holy Communion

  • 3rd Sunday   08.00 Holy Communion (said)

  • Morning Prayer is said on the first Tuesday of every month at 09.00 at the Village Hall and all other Tuesdays at 08.00 in church.

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The construction of All Saints’ Church at Low Worsall was, to a considerable extent, due to the generosity of Mr William Waldy of Worsall Hall, who granted a site, and Mr & Mrs Temple of Saltergill who provided funding for the building, also the energy and enthusiasm of the Rev. H. O. Crow and the church wardens.  The design for the church was by architects Armfield and Mossop of Darlington.  

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The contract for the masonry work was placed with Mr Tutin and the contract for the woodwork with Mr Stanger, both local craftsmen.

 

The Walls of the church are of sandstone externally and of brick within.  It is believed that some of the stone used in its construction was removed from the former nearby Peirseburgh Quay on the River Tees.  The timbered roof and furniture within are constructed of pine and externally the roof is covered with graded green Cumberland slate.  Construction of the building commenced in 1893 and the foundation stone was laid by the Rev. H. O. Crow on August 10th .  The nave portion of the church was consecrated by the Archbishop of York on 27th July 1894, and by September 1896 construction of the chancel by the contractor, Dougal of Darlington, had progressed to eaves level. 

 

The church has two plaques, one to the memory of William Garmondsay Waldy of Worsall Hall who died of fever in Georgetown, British Guyana, in 1901, aged 29 years and the other to the memory of Robert Bertram Holt of East (or Low) Worsall, who died in action in 1916, aged 20 years. The organ was built by William Hill in 1900, a classical builder who built many organs particularly for cathedrals and town halls.  The organ in Middlesbrough Town Hall is an example of the company’s work.  The organ in All Saints’ is quite small with two manuals, pedals and eight stops.  It had a major overhaul in 1973 but remains exactly as it was built. The organ is maintained by Harrison and Harrison of Durham.

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