Anglican: St Godwald

Finstall is a village to the east of Bromsgrove, St Godwald’s is actually in Aston Fields about 1 mile east of the town centre. Built in 1883/84 to replace a nearby sandstone building of 1773. The  architect was John Cotton.  

                                                                 Finstall Ext Jan 2008

                                                                           St Godwald’s Church,  January 2008.
Finstall_interior          Finstall Int July 2012

    St Godwald’s Interior, c1913.                                                            St Godwald’s Interior, July 2012.

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References and some further sources:
Aitken, 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)
Stanton, George K., Rambles and researches among Worcestershire Churches; with historical notes relating to several parishes. Volume I (1884)
Ransome, Mary. The State of the Bishopric of Worcester, 1782-1808  (1968)

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

Websites:        British History Online:  Entry for Stoke Prior.    (Includes Finstall)
                         Grade II Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                         Historic England listing:  Please Click Here
                         A Church Near You.
                         Family History Website.

Nearby churches are:  Bromsgrove,  Stoke Prior,  Tardebigge,  Bromsgrove Deanery

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