Anglican: St John Baptist

A medieval sandstone church in Perpendicular style, probably 15th century. Sir George Aston Webb restored the church in 1886/87 and added the north aisle, porch and vestry in the same style. In a semi-rural setting, Claines is on the northern edge of the City of Worcester. The church is usually open daily during daylight hours.

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                                                                   St John Baptist from undated postcards.

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                                                                     St John Baptist, January 2015.          

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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)
Stanton, George K.. Rambles and researches among Worcestershire churches: with historical notes relating to the several parishes  Volume II: (1886)

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

 Websites:        British History Online:  Entry for Claines.
                          Church Plans Online.  Ground plan of 1885. (Signed by Aston Webb)
                          Grade II*  Listed Building:  Listing details here.
                          Parish Website. (Friends of Claines Church)
                          A Church Near You
                          Family History Website.
                          Historic England Listing:  Please click here

Other nearby churches are:   Hindlip,  Worcester (Barbourne),  Worcester St George’s,  Worcester East Deanery.

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