The church originated in 1841 following the formation of the Parish of Rossett out of Gresford Parish, but was replaced in 1892 by today’s building. Opinion is divided whether Rossett derives from “Yr Orsedd” meaning hillock, or “Y Rhosydd” meaning marsh.
Designed by Chester architects, Douglas and Fordham, who also designed the neighbouring churches of Dodleston, Pulford and Eccleston, Rossett has a peal of eight tubular bells.
The stained glass contains several good examples of the period. Two windows are accredited to the artist Kemp, and one to Burne Jones.
The reredos features five oak panels depicting Christ and six angels, and is of coloured alabaster and abalone. The hexagonal carved oak pulpit survives from the original church, as does the font in the church grounds.
Visitors are urged to explore the Living Churchyard, which contains several conservation sections.
The bier house once kept the old bier cart which carried the coffins through the village, and was until recently on display at Bersham Heritage Centre, near Wrexham.
To search records, here*. St. Mary’s church replaced an earlier church that stood a little distance away called St. Johns. The first church, which was consecrated on 31 July 1838 (St. Johns), unfortunately, collapsed because [more]
Rossett War Memorial commemorates those local people who were killed in World War I and World War II. The memorial is located in the grounds of Christ’s Church, Chester Road, Rossett. Constructed after World War [more][more]