Worcester All Saints


Anglican: All Saints,  Deansway

A fine city centre church of medieval origin. All Saints stands at the head of Bridge Street which leads up to the city from Worcester Bridge on the River Severn. The earliest church on this site, the gateway to the city centre from the west, was thought to be a wooden structure from Saxon times. There followed a Norman church which was rebuilt in the 15th century, the lower stage of the tower dates from that rebuilding. Today’s church is the result of a substantial rebuilding in 1742-1745. 
The church was restored in 1889 by Sir Aston Webb. The third of the old photographs below show the interior west end with box pews, a west gallery and organ case, all of which were removed by Webb.(Information from The All Saints’ Story, 2014, a church information leaflet by David Beacham) 

                                                                      All Saints church from old undated postcards.

Worcester as ext may 2015          worcester as int aug 1025

                                                                All Saints Church, August 2015.

For more pictures from 2015:  Please Click Here.                                          (www.flickr.com/tudorbarlow)

References and some further sources:
Aiken, John. Census of Religious Worship, 1851: The Returns for Worcestershire.
Bridges, Tim. Churches of Worcestershire (2005)
Brooks, Alan, and Nikolaus Pevsner. Buildings of England: Worcestershire  (2007)
Morgan, Paul. Inspections of churches and parsonage houses in the Diocese of Worcester in 1674, 1676, 1684, and 1687 (1986)
Noake, John. The Rambler in Worcestershire or, Stray Notes on Churches and Congregations. Volume I (1848)
Ransome, Mary. The State of the Bishopric of Worcester, 1782-1808  (1968)
Transactions of Worcestershire Archaeological Society, New Series Vol XIII (1936)

n.b. Full details of these books are on the bibliography and sources page.

Websites:        British History Online: Entry for City of Worcester Churches includes All Saints.
                         Grade II* Listed Building: Listing Details Here.
                         Historic England Listing: Please Click Here.
                         Parish Website.
                         A Church Near You.
                         Family History Website.

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