St Thomas's Church, Ryde

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St Thomas's Church, Ryde, Isle of Wight
St Thomas's Church, Ryde

The first St Thomas's Chapel in Ryde was built in 1719 by the Player family as a Chapel of Ease attached to All Saint's Church, Newchurch for the use of Ryde residents; Ryde then being in the Parish of Newchurch.

By 1826 the old chapel had become too small for the growing population and was demolished. The current building was built to replace the old chapel in 1827.[1]

After All Saints' Church, Ryde was built in 1872, St Thomas's became a Chapel of Ease to that church.

Services were discontinued in 1959 and the building was later deconsecrated.

The church building (now Grade II listed[2]) has passed through a number of owners over the years. The old churchyard to the south of the church building as been laid out to a public area.

St Thomas's Church, Ryde, Isle of Wight west end (2021)
St Thomas's Church, Ryde,
west end (2021)