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St. John the Evangelist, Tincleton, Dorset


The parish church of St. John the Evangelist, erected in 1841, is an edifice of stone in the Early Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, north porch, and a western turret containing a clock and 2 bells: a reredos was erected in 1889 by Mrs. Porcher, in memory of Charles Porcher esq. of Clyffe, and there is a memorial window in the chancel, to Vice-Chancellor Sir Richard Torin Kindersley kt. (d. 1879), placed by E. L. Kindersley esq. of Clyffe: there are 175 sittings. Lord Herschell P.C., G.C.B. lord high chancellor 1886 and 1892-95, who died at Washington U.S.A. March 1, was buried here March 22, 1899.

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1610. The original register books are now deposited with the Dorset Archives Service, but have been digitised by and made available on their site (subscription required).

St. John the Evangelist

Denomination:Church of England